Patricia Elliott

     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. 


R. Cole on February 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM said:

Sorry for the loss of your mother. May you find hope in the promise resurrection.-Acts 24:15. Comfort each other and draw comfort from your good memories.
Sue Meyer on February 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM said:

To Michele and Jeremy and family
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You will be in my thoughts. Please tell me if there is anything I can do for you at this time.
Kimberly Bence on February 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM said:

Thinking of you constantly. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved and cared for you mom.
Please let me know if you need anything at all.
My thoughts and prayer will continue for you and your family.
Deb Klodt on February 11, 2013 at 8:26 AM said:

I'm so very sorry to hear about Pat. I worked with her at a medical office in Des Moines several years ago. Your family will be in my prayers.
Jackie Lynch Knapp on February 10, 2013 at 5:46 AM said:

To the family of Patricia, Sorry to hear over your lose. Your mom was a great lady. I remember when she use to make us snacks and hot cocoa after sledding down the neighbor hood hill. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
elaine (schwerin) willers on February 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM said:

Dear LaVerne and family of Patricia, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear sister, mom and grandmom. She is my cousin and I have fun memories of being at Grandma and Grampa Buhr's when we were all kids, especially at Thanksgiving time. She was a little older than I and she always got us to play games there. :) May the Lord bless you all with His love and peace. Sincerely, elaine schwerin willers

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