Service


Date:

June 29, 2019

Start Time:

3 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

June 29, 2019

Start Time:

2-3 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road

Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Richard Neal Meadows

Richard, age 85, passed away on June 25, 2019 at the Rowley Masonic Home surrounded by love.  His family will greet friends beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines, with a service at 3 p.m.

 

Richard was a proud Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War.  He married Mary Douglas on December 11, 1952.   He retired from Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33.  Richard was a Mason, belonging to Home Lodge #370 and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine.  He liked driving his 1946 Willys Jeep in parades for the Shrine.  Richard was a great storyteller, and enjoyed driving and traveling.  He spent time hunting and fishing, and loved Friday nights.  Richard was deeply devoted to Mary and the rest of his family.

 

Richard is remembered by the love of his life of 66 years, Mary; his three children: Lynda Meadows (Cheryl Short), Dana (Terri) Meadows, and Charlotte (Victor) Ayers; three grandchildren: Miranda (Joel), Stuart (Kate), and Anna; five siblings: Albert Meadows, Sally Job, Joyce Jack, Pat Gross, and John Meadows; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert L. and Dale (Averill) Meadows; brother, Jack; and sister, Norma.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

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