Patricia “Patty” Kay Thompson

Patricia Kay Thompson passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa to Walter Ray and Evelyn (Reiter) Barnhart in 1953.

Patty graduated from West High School in 1971 and later attended the University of Northern Iowa. Those that knew Patty loved her beautiful artwork and sense of humor. Later in life she took to writing poetry for friends and family. God had gifted her with yet another talent, and that was the talent for making friends. Patty loved meeting new friends and had lots of them. She enjoyed playing cards or dice games with anyone who had time to visit.

Patty is survived by one daughter, Camella (Dan) Austin, and three sons; Robert (Shannon) Pagel, Timothy (Jodi) Thompson, Terry (Candace) Thompson, one brother; Darwin (Rhonda) Barnhart, and four sisters; Linda Riggert, Pam (Gary) Peverill, Brenda Barnhart, and Debbie (Joe) Heim. Patty also was blessed with 11 grandchildren; Derick Austin, Cody Austin, Kelsie Knudson, Samantha Knudson, Lilly Anne Pagel, Tyler Thompson, Kaylee Thompson, Nikki Gibson, Nathan (Jessica) Gibson, and Terry Thompson’s children; three great grandchildren, Jace, Daniel, and Emmett; and many nieces and nephews.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Greg Riggert.

This kind, unique person will be greatly missed by all her family and numerous friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family. A service will be held at a later date.




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