Patricia Smith

October 09, 1960 — November 12, 2023

Service Details

Patricia Dianne Smith, 63, passed away November 12, 2023 after a long battle with heart disease, three LVAD placements, and a heart transplant.

She was born October 9, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa to her parents Charles and Rosemarie Smith. Patty worked at Luther Park, Sears, and most recently Fairgrounds Hardware. She was a member of Za Ga Zig Ladies Auxiliary and Visitation Catholic Church. Patty enjoyed watching and caring for her animals, especially her birds.

She is survived by her partner of 26 years, Chris Plumb; sibling’s, Max (Phyllis) Smith, Gary (Tracey) Smith, Barb (Brian) Palmer, Tina (Scott) Welch, Amy (Rich) Kinter, Ed (RaeAnn) Smith, Chris (Mary Jo) Smith, Tony Smith, Ray (Erica) Smith, Jamie Smith; brother-in-law, John (Kelli) Plumb; sister-in-law, Dawnette Plumb; aunt, Sheryle Plumb; and too many nieces and nephews to count that she adored deeply.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rosemarie; parents-in-law, Terry and Diane Plumb; sister-in-law, Missy Smith; nephew, Gregory Welch; and niece, Tiffany Welch.

Service will be held Monday, November 20, 2023 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Family will greet friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will occur directly following at Highland Memory Gardens, 1 NE 60th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the family in loving memory of Patricia Smith.

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