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Richard Woodruff

West Des Moines

Richard Dean Woodruff Sr., 84, of West Des Moines died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Pathway Church, 6523 Merle Hay Road, in Johnston. Any memorial contributions should be directed to Carolyn Woodruff. Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com.

Richard Dean Woodruff Sr., son of Henry Lee Woodruff and Mary Lucille, was born March 22, 1934, in Clarinda.

Richard held a position with the National Guard and then the U.S. Army in 1955. He did his part for the Korean War effort and was a proud veteran.

Richard is survived by his wife Carolyn Sue Woodruff; brothers, Samuel (Thoy) Woodruff of Shambaugh and Clair Woodruff of Missouri; sisters, Mary (Donald) Eberly of Cheney, Washington, Florence (Donald) Cross of Claremont, Oklahoma, and Vicki Lasley of Clarinda; children, Rickey Lee Woodruff, Kenny Carl (Patricia) Woodruff of Luka, Mississippi, Richard Dean Woodruff Jr. of Bourbonnais, Illinois, and Penny (Robert) Wingo of Bradley, Illinois; 11 stepchildren; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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