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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Family will greet friends following the service.

Service:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Burial of Cremated Remains
Elkhart Cemetery
Elkhart, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Myrna Mae Alleman Patrick

Myrna Mae (Alleman) Patrick was born to Orville and Mabel Alleman in Maxwell, Iowa on May 8, 1922 and passed away on March 3, 2017. Myrna was predeceased by her husband, Theodore (Ted) in 1975, and her youngest son, Todd in 2004. Myrna grew up in Elkhart, Iowa, and moved to Des Moines when she married in 1949. Soon after the passing of her husband, Myrna moved to Lawrence, Kansas, eventually settling in Blue Springs, Missouri. In Blue Springs, she soon developed several close-knit groups of friends in her neighborhood, faith community, and Kansas City antique district.

Myrna spent her entire career in the healthcare field, first as a certified nursing assistant at Lutheran Hospital for many years, and later as an in-home care provider in Kansas City. In fact, Myrna continued to work until she was 82, allowing elderly people to stay in the homes they loved. She loved her work and the bonds she formed with those she cared for.

Myrna loved to take road trips with her sister, Donna Anania, and sister-in-law, Louise Alleman, taking roads less traveled, and stopping to explore whatever small town or shop caught their interest. However, Myrna’s greatest love was for her family. She never missed a birthday, graduation, or marriage if she could help it, and was always there in times of need.

In 2005, at the urging of her daughter, Jane, Myrna returned to Iowa, where she lived independently in Waukee until last October, at which time she moved to the Walnut Ridge Senior Community in Clive.

Myrna is survived by her sister, Donna Anania, sister-in-law, Louise Alleman, children, Kim (Patty) Patrick, Carey Patrick, Kristin McDuff, Jane (Robert) Sturgeon, and Mark (Donna) Patrick, twelve grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

We will always remember and cherish the values she instilled in us—faith and trust in God, generosity and devotion to family, independence, and hard work. We will miss her very much.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA. Family will greet friends following the service.

Memorials may be made in Myrna’s memory to HCI Hospice Care Services. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.