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Dorothy Richards


Posted By: Cindy (email)
Date: 12/8/2019 at 21:20:12

Dorothy Richards age 96 of Fairbank passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Tripoli Nursing Home. She was born November 1, 1923 in Independence the daughter of William and Alvina (Reuter) Pint. Dorothy attended and graduated from the Independence Schools. On February 12th, 1945 she married Kenneth Richards at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church In Independence, the same church where she was baptized, received first communion and was confirmed. Dorothy and Kenny made their home in rural Fairbank where they raised their eight children. Besides being a dedicated mother, homemaker and helping out on the farm whenever needed she occasionally was called upon to fill in for Kenny as a bus driver for the Wapsie Valley School District. Dorothy was a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank as well as a active member of the Parish Guild. She was a loving and giving mother and grandmother and truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Dorothy is survived by six children; Mary (Ron) Seeley, Bob (Nancy) Richards, Pam (Sammy) Balakrishnan, Ron (Kelly) Richards, Julie Happel (Scott Blasberg) and Dennis(Jenny) Richards. One son-in-law Jerry Marlow and one daughter-in-law, Jean Richards, 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one sister-in-law, Nilla Yarrington. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son; Jim Richards, one daughter; Deb Marlow, one sister and brother-in-law; Leona and Elmer Suhr, three brothers and a sister-in-law; Floyd (Katherine) Pint, Laverne Pint and Norb Pint.

Funeral Services: 10:30 am Wednesday December 4, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank.

Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday December 3, 2019 with a 3:45 pm Parish Rosary at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank.

Interment: Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

Memorials: may be directed to the family for later designation.


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