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Anna Renee' Richards (1992 - 2014)

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Anna Renee' Richards


Anna Renee' Richards, 21, by God's grace, was called to heaven on April 4th, 2014.

A celebration of Anna's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th at First Assembly of God Church on Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. Visitation will be held at First Assembly of God Church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Anna was born December 11th, 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa to Carla Richards and Mark Richards (Dionne) both of Des Moines. Anna graduated with Silver Cord Honors from Waukee High School and was a student at Iowa State and DMACC. Her dream was to earn a degree in event planning and culinary arts.

Anna was very bubbly, chatty, openly emotional, confident, cheerful, optimistic, hopeful, and a social extrovert. She loved to spend time with her family and friends. Anna walks in…. the room lights up…!

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but few will leave footprints in your heart quite like Anna. Her bubbly personality and smile made everyone's day just a bit brighter. She may have only tip-toed into your life for but a moment, but what a happy imprint Anna left for all.

Anna is survived by her mother, Carla Richards, father, Mark Richards (Dionne), her brother, Ryan Richards and sisters, Katie and Julia Richards, grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to ANNA'S WARRIORS at Powell CDC Adolescent Program. Checks may be mailed to UnityPoint Health Foundation, 1415 Woodland, Suite E200 Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Questions please call 689-4451. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 8 to Apr. 11, 2014
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Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
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