Jeanine “Jeanie” Lynn Richards, 49, of Creston passed away, with her sister by her side, on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Creston Specialty Care, Creston, Iowa. 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 in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family, in care of Jane Richards, to be determined. On-line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Jeanine (Jeanie) Lynn Richards was born January 7, 1968 to John H. and Mary E. (Larkin) Richards in Creston, IA. 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 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; step brother, Byrle Poush of Venice, CA; step sister, Roberta Campbell of Mt. Ayr; uncle, David Larkin aunt, Ruth Larkin of Colorado; nieces, Abigail Petersen of Corning; Cheryl Richards (friend Nick Weckman); Suanne (Kevin) Peterson, Terri Richards, nephew, Jerry Lee “Bub” (Angel) Richards, great nephew, Sabastian (Cheynne) Peterson; great nieces, Charlie-Jane, Kylie Tina Richards and Shyann Smith; great nephew, Logan Smith; and great, great niece, Adeline Peterson, all of Creston, IA; 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.