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Mr. Richard Neighbors

April 21, 1927 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Richard H. Neighbors, age 95, of Anita, IA, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, in Anita, IA.

Richard “Richie” was born on April 21, 1927, to William Herman and Annie Williams. At the age of 18, Richie served in the army and was stationed in Japan during World War 2O. On June 15, 1952, Richie married Karol (Kaufmann) and together they raised 3 children in Anita. Richie worked at the Sinclair station in Anita for 26 years, and during that time he and Karol operated the business together. Eventually, the couple “visited” Texas for well over 30 years. Richie recently returned to Anita for his final days.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Karol; his parents William Herman and Annie Williams; and grandson Nathan Neighbors.

He is survived by his children, Rick Neighbors of Atlantic, Iowa, Sandy Bartelson (Jack Cox) of Anita, Iowa, and Randy (Dusty) Neighbors of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Morgan (Deanna) Phippen of Florence, Alabama, Trevor (Kailey) Neighbors of Abilene, Texas, Alex (Adam) McCunn of Massena, Iowa, Brian Neighbors of Abilene, Texas, and Ashley (Michael) Updike of Atlantic, Iowa; as well as several great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the Neighbors Family and may be mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 523, Atlantic, IA 50022.

Services will be held at a later time.

Arrangements are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Anita.

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