Patricia Elliott, 71 of West Des Moines and formerly of Sumner, Iowa, died February 8, 2013 at Arbor Springs Assisted Living Center in West Des Moines after a lengthy battle with dementia.
Private family funeral services will be held at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner, Iowa with Rev. Sandra Burroughs of St. John Lutheran Church – Buck Creek officiating. Interment will be at Union Mound Cemetery, Sumner. Friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner.
Memorials may be directed in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Patricia Ann Buhr was born September 27, 1941 at Sumner, Iowa the daughter of Alfred and Leona (Flanscha) Buhr. She graduated from the Sumner High School. On June 10, 1961, she married Robert Elliott. They later divorced. She later attended Hawkeye Tech. Community College for Medical Transcription. Patricia was employed as a Medical Transcriptionist in New Hampton and Des Moines. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Hope in Des Moines. Patricia enjoyed dancing, baking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Patricia is survived by her 4 Children, Randy Elliott of Bowie, Maryland, Connie (Kevin) Schwarzenstein of Fennimore, Wisconsin, Dean (Jane) Elliott of Tampa, Florida and Michele (Jeremy Langerud) of Waukee; 6 Grandchildren, Christopher, Cassandra, Kelsey, Ashley, Olivia and James; 1 Brother, Laverne Buhr of Sumner; and a Niece, Tara Buhr of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; Sister-in-law, Deborah Buhr; and a Nephew, Michael Buhr.