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Joyce Ellen Richards

August 20, 1985 March 7, 2020
Joyce Ellen Richards
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Obituary – Joyce Ellen Richards

Joyce Ellen Richards was born to Lessley Dean and Brenda Jean (Walker) Richards, on August 20, 1985, in Iowa City, Iowa. She went to meet her Heavenly Father on March 7, 2020, from the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa, at the age of 34 years.

Joyce came into this world facing many physical and mental challenges, but enjoyed listening to many different kinds of music and being in a darkened room watching Christmas lights blink off and on. When the weather was nice, Joyce enjoyed lying on a blanket under a shade tree and going for rides in her wheelchair.

Preceding her in death were her father, Lessley D. Richards; maternal grandfather, Claude H. Walker; maternal great grandparents, Lester and Doris Leonard; cousin, Terry Richards; and paternal grandparents, Russell and Joann Richards.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Brenda Dorlac of Leon, Iowa; sisters, Katherine Richards, Nancy Richards, and Rashelle Richards Elliott; brother, Wesley Steen; maternal grandmother, Jean Walker; and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, with Dr. Alan Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon, Iowa.

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10:00 AM 3/14/2020 10:00:00 AM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Memorial Service

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

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Leon Cemetery Final Resting Place

Leon, IA 50144

Leon 50144 IA
United States

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