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Sandy Richards, 76, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at home in the loving arms of her family. A Celebration of Life will be held 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Urbandale Golf and Country Club, 4000 - 86th Strreet, Urbandale, Iowa. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum in Ottumwa, IA at a later date.

Sandy was born October 3, 1940, in Ottumwa, IA, to Vincent and Dolores (Gilroy) Bergman. She married Robert W. Richards on January 2, 1958 and raised two beautiful daughters.

Sandy was employed by Railroad Credit Union in Ottumwa for 31 years, retiring as President/CEO in 2003. She was a member of Red Hat Society, Johnston Ladies Social Club, Ottumwa Lanes Thursday Night Ladies League, and the Elks Club in Ottumwa.

Sandy is survived by her two daughters, Krissi (Scott) Johnson of Johnston, IA and Lori Richards of Loveland, CO; four granddaughters, Karaline Johnson of Johnston, IA, Faith (Steven) Rappuhn of Mildenhall, England, Alexandra Simunaci of Loveland, CO, and Paige Simunaci of Lincoln, NE; and two brothers, Larry (Pat) Bergman of Yellville, AR, and Steve (Susan) Bergman of Mountain Home, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the John Stoddard Cancer Center, UnityPoint Hospice, or the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Published on May 10, 2017
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