Richard Francis, 86, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 under hospice care at the Iowa State Veterans Home following a lengthy illness. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Private graveside services will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of floral offerings, memorial donations in honor of Richard may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown or to the Iowa State Emergency Food Box. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at First United Methodist Church and the staff at the Iowa State Veterans Home along with the staff of Iowa Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfhs.com.