Patricia Connett Obituary

Patricia Louise Connett
Patricia Louise Connett

January 13, 1944 - November 27, 2022
Born in Modesto, California
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Patricia Louise Connett, 78, died at home in Des Moines on Sunday, November 27, 2022 surrounded by her family. Patty was born January 13, 1944 to John & Dorothy (Murphy) Hines in Modesto, California during WWII while her father was loading and unloading ships for the war effort.

Patty graduated from Tech High School. Her working career spanned many years, the most notable as clerical at EMC Insurance.

Survivors include sons John (Penny) & Russell (Traci) Connett, daughter Cecilia (Don) Towers, brothers Michael, Mitchell, & Richard Hines, and sisters in law Nonie Rush & Maggie Hines. She had seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband John, her parents John & Dorothy, brothers Raymond & Milton Hines, sister Lenna Rajki, and brother in law Larry Rush.

Early on John and Patty would set out on adventures with the children in their pop-up camper. This later extended to the grandchildren. Many happy memories of summer fun.

Patty enjoyed sewing, with a specialty in creating porcelain dolls from start to finish, and quilting. Her family genealogy was second to none.

Her children remember her cooking skills as magical, what seemed like simple ingredients turned into fabulous meals. Various casseroles, lasagna, and stuffed peppers were at the top of the list.

The gold standard was Patty’s crinkle cookies and whiskey balls. A few skirmishes were waged over possession of these gems.

Above all Patty was known for her love of Jesus, her family and others. She was selfless, brave and a considerate wife, mother, friend and confidant. The generosity from living out her faith and that of her friendship will be cherished and dearly missed.

Patty’s family will greet friends at the Iles Grandview Park Chapel, 3211 Hubbell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312, starting at 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Her funeral service will begin at 10:00am at the funeral home Thursday, December 1, 2022. Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines to follow services. A reception back at the funeral home after the cemetery.





Iles Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Iles Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, December 1, 2022
10:00 AM
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, December 1, 2022
11:00 AM
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