Patricia McBroom, 81, of LeRoy died June 18, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.
A memorial service was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at LeRoy Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dale O’Connell officiated. Burial was in Metier Cemetery, Decatur County. Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home, Leon, was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund to the LeRoy Presbyterian Church has been established by the Family.
Patricia Jean McBroom, daughter of Thelma Elizabeth (Peck) and William George Barnard, was born April 7, 1933, in Corydon.
Pat grew up in Corydon and graduated from Corydon High School in 1951. She attended Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville for one year after high school.
On Sept. 25, 1952, Pat married Richard Keith “Buck” McBroom in Indianola.
Pat was in the Air Force, so they lived in California, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Nebraska and then back in Iowa.
In 1969, they bought their farm outside of LeRoy. Buck farmed and Pat was a homemaker.
Pat was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Corydon, but most recently attended LeRoy Presbyterian Church.
Pat is survived by her husband Buck McBroom of Homestead of Osceola; children, Kyle and Susan McBroom of Urbandale, Karen Abel of Weldon and Scott and Jill McBroom of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashleigh and Michael, Patrick, Sarah and Matt, Zach, Andrea and Bob, Abbie and Kaleb, Dylan and Sean; great-grandchildren, Jada, David, Joseph, Marcus, Gracie and Ryan; sister Beverly and Harry Oxford of Hoyt Lakes, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Kathryn and Roger Grimm of Osceola and Rosa Niday of Plattsburg, Mo.; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents.