Patty Mincks


Patricia Anita Mincks, 76, of Ottumwa, died at 2:01 a.m. February 8, 2022 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

She was born December 4, 1945 in Muscatine. Pat married William George Goddard and they later divorced. She married Ronnie Mincks on January 1, 2003.

A 1962 graduate of Muscatine High School, she was a foster parent for over 20 years, helping with over 178 foster children. She also helped with in-home care.

Patty enjoyed bowling and fishing.

Surviving is her husband, Ronnie; her children, Deb (Rick) Messer, William (Ronda) Goddard, Melissa Stapp and Guy (Jen) Goddard; 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Raymond Korschot; and a granddaughter, Katie Wood.

Her body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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