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Donna Richards was born May 26, 1934, in Allendale, MO to Clifford and Mildred (Austin) Rinehart. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her children and grandchildren on December 6, 2022. At the age of 88.
Donna graduated from Grant City High School in 1951 and later that year was united in marriage to Charles Richards.
Donna and Charles loved to dance and travel. They especially enjoyed attending their children and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. Family was important to them.
Donna was a proud member of the United Baptist Presbyterian Church in Mount Ayr. She worked as deputy treasurer for 25 years at the Ringgold County Courthouse.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; sister, Fern Sheddrick; and nephew, Lynn Sheddrick.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughter, Kathy (Steve) Cole, of Polk City, IA and son, Kelly (Shirley) Richards, of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren, Kelsie (Story) Schankel, Shelby (Ryan) Ravens, Lydia (Jason) Wacker and Devin Richards; great grandchildren, Rylan Ravens, Sawyer Schankel, Khloe Schankel, Emerleigh Wacker, Steele Schankel, Silas Ravens and Hudson Wacker. Other survivors include nephews, Glenn Sheddrick and, Terry (Haley) Sheddrick and niece Linda Sheddrick.
Private services were held on Monday, December 12, 2022 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Led by Pastor Bill Armstrong.
Eulogy by Kelsie Schankel.
Special song was “Elvira”.
At rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, IA.

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