MARY ELIZABETH LARKIN POUSH

MARY ELIZABETH POUSH WAS BORN DECEMBER 12, 1931 IN WESTLINE, MISSOURI TO WALTER ASHTON AND HAZEL OLIVE (JOHNSON) LARKIN. MARY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, MISSOURI IN 1949. SHE SOON MOVED TO CRESTON, IOWA.

ON MARCH 29, 1950 SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO JOHN HENRY RICHARDS IN CRESTON. TO THIS UNION FOUR CHILDREN WERE BORN, JOHN, JERRY, JEANIE AND JANE. MARY AND JOHN OWNED AND OPERATED CRESTON SHOE REPAIR IN CRESTON FOR 19 YEARS. JOHN PASSED AWAY IN MAY OF 1991. ON OCTOBER 23, 1994, MARY WAS MARRIED TO ROBERT LEE POUSH IN MOUNT AYR. AT THIS TIME SHE MOVED TO MOUNT AYR WHICH HAS REMAINED HER HOME. MARY WAS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH IN KELLERTON. MARY ENJOYED TRAVELING IN THE MOTOR HOME WITH BOB. SHE ENJOYED GOING TO COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWS AND LOVED TO DANCE. MARY LIKED TO GO FISHING. SHE WAS A LOVING WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER AND WILL BE MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MARY PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY ON MARCH 5, 2008 WHILE IN MERCY MEDICAL CENTER IN DES MOINES, IOWA.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS; HER HUSBAND, JOHN; GRANDSON, JERALD DEAN RICHARDS; GRANDDAUGHTER, JOHNNA MARIE RICHARDS; HER BROTHER, JOHN LARKIN AND A SISTER IN INFANCY.

MARY WILL BE REMEMBERED BY HER HUSBAND, ROBERT “BOB” POUSH OF MOUNT AYR, HER CHILDREN, JOHN RICHARDS, JERRY RICHARDS AND JEANIE RICHARDS ALL OF CRESTON, IOWA; JANE RICHARDS (SPECIAL FRIEND JUSTIN PETERSEN) OF CORNING, IOWA; STEPSON, BYRLE POUSH OF VENICE, CALIFORNIA; STEPDAUGHTER, ROBERTA CAMPBELL OF MOUNT AYR, IOWA; FOSTER DAUGHTER, ELLYN POSTON AND HUSBAND SAM OF DAVENPORT, IOWA; FIVE GRANDCHILDREN, CHERYL RICHARDS, SUANNE PETERSEN, TERRI JO RICHARDS, JERRY RICHARDS JR., AND ABIGAIL (ABBI) PETERSEN; SIX STEP GRANDCHILDREN, BECKY TRUJILO, KENNY CAMPBELL, CANDI CAMPBELL, MICHELLE GREGG, JADE PETERSEN AND JACE PETERSEN; FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

SERVICES WERE HELD AT WILSON-WATSON & ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME IN MOUNT AYR ON MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2008 WITH PASTOR BARTON SHIELDS OFFICIATING. MUSICIANS WERE NANCY SACKETT, MARY DAVENPORT AND MARGARET BICKERS.

CASKET BEARERS WERE MAX BUCKNER, ROD HOLMES, ROD SMITH, DERALD NOBLE, JOSH SHIELDS AND NEIL STANLEY. HONORARY PALLBEARERS WERE MARY’S GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

MARY WAS LAID TO REST IN THE ROSE HILL CEMETERY IN MOUNT AYR.

 

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