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Janet Richards

By Ellis Codjoe, August 09, 2018

Janet Ann Richards, 67, of Ottumwa, died at 1:30 a.m. August 7, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born September 18, 1950 in Stockton, CA to Ira W. and Anna Virginia Murphy Richards.

A 1970 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Janet had worked in dietary at Ottumwa Regional Health Center and at Walmart.

She loved spending time with her seven grandchildren, especially taking them shopping.

Surviving are her children, Eric Richards, Kirsten Wynn, Janet (Jacob) Fletcher and Nico Richards; grandchildren, Tallynn Wynn, Hailey Harmon, Garrison Wynn, Cameron Wynn, Brandi Jones, Brittney Jones and Noah Fletcher; siblings, Bob (Connie) Richards of Iowa City, Sam Richards of California, Jim (Molly) Richards of Ottumwa, Joe (Ruth) Richards of Ottumwa, Bill (Barbara) Richards of Texas and Kathy (Abraham) Alseead of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Father Patrick Hilgendorf officiating.  Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties.

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