Pat Garber


Patricia Rose Garber, 86, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 7:20 a.m. March 5, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born January 30, 1936 in Ottumwa to Hugh and Erma Hancock Roberts. She married Marvin Dale Garber on October 7, 1953 in Colfax, IA. He preceded her in death August 5, 2016.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Pat moved to Des Moines where she had worked as a CNA at Wesley Acres for 38 years, retiring in 1999.

She enjoyed golfing, bowling, boating, riding snow mobiles and going to casinos.

Surviving are her children, Deborah (Mark) Neset of Hartford, Timothy (Teressa) Garber of New Virginia, Terence (Carla) Garber of Des Moines; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a sister, Betty McCaunaughy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Steven Garber; a sister, Margaret Roberts.

Her body has been cremated.

Graveside memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 11th in Calvary Cemetery with Fr. Patrick Hilgendorf officiating.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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