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Visitation:

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Service:

Saturday, February 23, 2019
No Formal Service
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

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

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Professor Patricia Elaine Merck, JD Patricia Elaine Merck, 68, passed away February 7, 2019. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA.

Patricia was born February 19, 1950 near Demorest, Georgia to Ora (Mote) and Irce Williams. Her studies were important to her and she ultimately graduated from the University of Denver in Colorado with her JD degree. Patricia taught for 10+ years and most recently at Purdue Global in Urbandale. She was dedicated to her career, a hard-worker, and a strong independent woman. Patricia loved teaching and helping others attain their dreams.

She was a wonderful mother to her four children. Patricia was involved in their activities, took pride in their accomplishments, and was always there for them - always. In the end, it was Patricia’s devotion to her children that brought them to her in her hour of need.

In her free time Patricia enjoyed gardening, and using her home grown vegetables in her cooking, hosting family and friends in her home, and spending time at the ocean or in the mountains.

She will be dearly missed by her children, James, Marissa, Savanna and Amanda Merck; her 4-legged child, Sheila; sisters, Betty Williams and Pamela Mitchell; and a host of other loving relatives and many special friends. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.