Jeanine “Jeanie” Lynn Richards, 49, of Creston passed away with her sister by her side on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. She passed away from heart complications due to her long battle with diabetes.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Jane Richards, to be determined. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Jeanine (Jeanie) Lynn Richards was born Jan. 7, 1968, to John H. and Mary E. (Larkin) Richards 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. She enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Jeanie had a love for all animals, especially dogs, and was known to be outspoken. She graciously donated her body to the University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy, so medical research can help others.
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 David Larkin and aunt 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-nephew Sabastian (Cheynne) Peterson; great-nieces, Charlie-Jane, Kylie and Tina Richards and Shyann Smith; great-nephew Logan Smith; and great-great-niece Adeline Peterson, all of Creston; many cousins and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents and grandparents; brother Jerry Richards in 2015; infant daughter Johnna Marie Richards; great-nephew Gerald Dean Richards and many aunts and uncles.