Barbara Creger Richey

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 7:13 pm
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Barbara Creger Richey, 92, of Rock Island, died March 13, 2013, at Silver Cross Nursing Center of Friendship Manor, Rock Island.
A service will be held at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, Iowa, on Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Following the service burial will be at the Newton Union Cemetery.
Barbara was born on Sept. 11, 1920, in Grinnell, Iowa, to Carl and Gladys Jones. She attended public schools in Grinnell and Newton.
Barbara spent most of her adult life in Little Rock, Ark., where she was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. Much of her working life was spent with the Arkansas Revenue Department in Little Rock where she served as supervisor of the Income Tax Division, retiring in 1980. Barbara married Ralph Creger in 1941 and Harry Richey in 1980.
During her lifetime, she loved spending time with family and her friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a great joy to her. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, square dancing and bowling.
Survivors (and spouses/partner) include her sons, Carl (Lesley), Rock Island, and Jerry Creger, Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Christy Creger Jackson (Stuart), Little Rock, and Carlton Creger (Susan), Rock Island; stepgrandchildren, Matthew (Ken) Haynes, Colorado Springs, Colo., Simon (Karyn) Haynes, Benton, Ark., and Gail (Shayne) McGaughy, Johnston, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Virginia Buck, Little Rock. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harry.
The family of Barbara Richey wishes to thank the staff at Friendship Manor and Silver Cross Nursing of Rock Island, for their superb care, love and support during her later years. Her caregivers were like family to her.
Memorials may be made to the Rock Island Rotary Club, care of Pence-Reese Funeral Home, 310 N. 2nd Ave. E., Newton, Iowa 50208-3244.
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