John Eugene Richards, 95, of Burlington, died at 8:10 AM Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis.
Born May 28, 1921, in Allerton, IA, he was the son of Harold Elwood and Frederika Ann Smith Richards. On September 7, 1941, he married Florence Wilma "Fritz" Menneke in Grant City, MO. She died May 11, 2012.
John worked as a semi-truck driver for Arledge Transfer & Central States for 45 years.
He was a member for the First Church of the Nazarene, in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. He taught Sunday School for many years, and enjoyed doing yard work.
Survivors include two sisters, Francis Collins of Patacia, OH & Lelia (Ron) Wood of Overland Park,Kansas; many nieces & nephews; and several friends.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM with the family to receive friends from noon until 1:00 PM, Monday May, 8, 2017 at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home.
The graveside committal service for Mr. Richards will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 8, 2017 at Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Richards officiating.