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Obituaries

Obituaries

Richard B. Means 1919 - 2006 Oskaloosa

Services for Richard B. Means, 87, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mr. Means died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born April 4, 1919, in Burlingame, the son of Walter Richard and Lila Jane Foreman Means. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1938. Mr. Means served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a farmer and stockman in Oskaloosa. He also worked for KPL and Goodyear. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion, all in Oskaloosa.He married Margaret Lucile Davis on March 25, 1939, in Oskaloosa. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Walter "Butch" and wife Sue, Oskaloosa; two daughters, Sue Stebbins and husband Lyle, Oskaloosa, and Mary Lou Smith and husband Gordon, Ozawkie; two sisters, Julianne Pottorf and Nancy Reed, both of Oskaloosa; four grandchildren, Richard Stebbins, Melinda Harvey, Sarah Duckworth and Katie Means; and seven great-grandchildren, Brooke and Trae Stebbins, Britni, Cody, Dylan and Bailey Harvey and Julia Rivera.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.