Obit: Kathy Richards


Kathy M. Richards, 65, of Muscatine, formerly of Durant, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota due to complications following heart surgery.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Church in Muscatine. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Valley Bible Camp in her memory. Online condolences may be left at

Kathy was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 20, 1955 to Jack and Zelma (Buss) Stoneking.

She was a member of Calvary Church in Muscatine. Kathy enjoyed gardening. Above all, she loved her grandchildren and cherished spending time with them.

Kathy married Kirk Hakanson in November 1972 in Davenport. They later divorced. She later married Geoffrey M. Richards on Feb. 14, 1980 in Stockton.

Kathy is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Geoffrey; daughters Robin (Brian) Grunder of Durant, and Megan (Andy) Schoepf of Muscatine; sons Shawn Hakanson of Davenport and Lance (Cristina) Richards of Corvallis, Oregon; 12 grandchildren, Ty (Samantha) Grunder, Brady (Rebecca) Grunder, Nathan Paulsen, Brinn Grunder, Marisa Paulsen, Claire Paulsen, Danielle Paulsen, Addison Richards, Noah Schoepf, Dawson Richards, Avery Schoepf and Elise Schoepf; two great-grandchildren, Finnley and Olive Grunder; sister Crystal Bowman of Davenport; brother Rick (Vickie) Stoneking of Milan, Illinois; and a half-brother, Jeff Stoneking of Bettendorf.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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