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Jeri Richmond

June 24, 1928 — January 25, 2016

Geraldine Eloise Richmond, the daughter of Joseph Alfred and Ethel Berniece (Wright) Moore was born June 24, 1928, in Boone, Iowa. Jeri entered eternal rest on January 25, 2016, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-seven years, seven months, and one day.
Jeri graduated from Boone High School with the class of 1945. She worked as a switchboard operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Wayne Richmond on June 26, 1954, in the Boone, IA., First United Methodist Church. The same church where she had been baptized. Jeri retired from the telephone company to became a full-time wife and devoted mother to her two daughters, Debbie and Denise. After purchasing “Bill’s Drive-In”, in January 1983, they moved to Corning to operate “Ken’s Drive-In”. Over the years many Corning teenagers got their first jobs with Ken and Jeri.
Ken and Jeri both retired after selling Ken’s Drive-In in 1998. In retirement, Jeri was an avid sewer and she loved to play with the children. She loved her yard and flowers and spent many hours caring for them. She greatly enjoyed family vacations, all holidays, and birthdays with her family and grandchildren. Jeri was a lifetime member of the MAGI Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Boone, IA. She taught Sunday School and Bible School over the course of 30 years. Jeri enjoyed life and always had a “ready” smile for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Jeri’s memory is her loving husband of 61 years, Ken of Corning, IA; daughters: Debbie (Dan) Sears, Des Moines, IA; Denise McElderry, Omaha, NE; mother-in-law: Eula Butrick, Boone, IA; three grandchildren: Chad McElderry; Lyndsey (Dave) Casaceli; Kendra (John) Marshall; three great-grandchildren: David Casaceli III; John Marshall III; Lucy Casaceli; one brother: Joe (Barb) Moore, Boone, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Jeri in death were three sisters: Pat Wirtz; Frances Momsen; Audrey Gildea; and her parents.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

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