Richard Elmore, 72

Richard Elmore, 72, of Beaman, IA, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his residence. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Beaman United Methodist Church, in Beaman. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Conrad, IA. Interment will follow the funeral services at Riverside Cemetery, in Marshalltown, IA. Following the committal services, all are welcome to join the family in Beaman for a picnic. Online condolences may be sent to

Richard Elmore was born May 6, 1945, to Lewis Elmore and Elsie (Sieh) Elmore, in Marshalltown. He graduated from Beaman Conrad High School. He served his country in the US Army. Richard was united in marriage to Virginia Nichols on June 27, 1970, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Marshalltown. They later divorced. He farmed in rural Beaman and also worked at the Marshalltown School System and the BCLUW High School, as custodian. Richard was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshalltown and also attended Beaman United Methodist Church in Beaman.

Richard will be missed by his daughter, Sara (Brian) Anderson, of Prior Lake, MN; three grandchildren: Micah, Josiah and Olivia Anderson; a sister, Ann (Robert) Stephenson, of Traer, IA; a niece, Diane (LaVern Novotny) Koch; three nephews: Steve Koch, Dwight (Liz) Elmore and Roger (Lindsay) Elmore.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, William Elmore.