Richard Eugene Northup



October 29, 1931 - January 12, 2018


Richard Eugene Northup, 86, died January 12, 2018, while wintering in Florida. Richard and his wife Shirley resided in Beacon, Iowa.


Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Iowa followed by a Celebration of Life service at the Beacon Community Center in Beacon, Iowa.


Richard Northup was born on October 29, 1931, to Chet and Kathryn Elizabeth (Sheridan) Northup in Ollie, Iowa. He attended school in Ollie.


He spent his life driving a truck for Pothoven Gas Transport in Oskaloosa, Iowa, working as a mechanic at Skelly Oil in Des Moines, Getty Oil in Des Moines, Texaco in Omaha, Neb. as a dispatcher, mechanic and warehouse manager, as well as Reed Truck Line in Eddyville.


Richard leaves behind his wife Shirley; children, Bob Northup (Kathy) of Brighton, Ron Northup (Cindy) of Washington, and Melody Hammes of Des Moines; three stepchildren, Toni, Sandy and Mike; and sisters, Beverly Christner of Hayesville, Ruth Conger of Ollie and Rachael Greene and husband Ron of Peoria, Ariz.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Preceding Richard in death were his parents; brother-in-law, Delbert Conger; and brother-in-law, Hubert Christner.

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