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Jeanine Richards


Jeanine “Jeanie” Lynn Richards, 49, of Creston died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston. She donated her body to University of Iowa - department of anatomy for medical research. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Jane Richards, to be determined. Online condolences may be left at

Jeanine (Jeanie) Lynn Richards, daughter of John H. and Mary E. (Larkin) Richards, was born Jan. 7, 1968, in Creston. Jeanie graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1986. After graduation, she helped her mom at Creston Shoe Repair. She later moved to Des Moines where she managed a Dollar General. Jeanie returned to Creston to be with family.

Jeanie is survived by her brother John R. Richards of Creston; sister Jane Richards of Corning; stepbrother Byrle Poush of Venice, California; stepsister Roberta Campbell of Mount Ayr; uncle and aunt, David Larkin and Ruth Larkin of Colorado; nieces, Abigail Petersen of Corning, Cheryl Richards (friend Nick Weckman), Suanne (Kevin) Peterson and Terri Richards; nephew Jerry Lee “Bub” (Angel) Richards; great-nephews, Sabastian (Cheynne) Peterson and Logan Smith; great-nieces, Charlie-Jane, Kylie and Tina Richards and Shyann Smith; great-great-niece Adeline Peterson, all of Creston; many cousins and friends. 

Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother Jerry Richards in 2015, infant daughter Johnna Marie Richards, great-nephew Gerald Dean Richards and many aunts and uncles.  

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