Patricia M. Punteney

Patricia M. Punteney
Patricia M. Punteney

Patricia M. Punteney, 81, of Waterloo and formerly of Oelwein, Iowa died Monday morning, July 20, 2015 at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo, Iowa. Patricia Mae King was born September 28, 1933 at Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Patrick Kelly and Eva Mae (Riste) King.

She graduated from Oroville High School in Oroville, Wash. On March 6, 1954 and was united in marriage to Alvaro James “A.J.” Punteney at Oroville. Patricia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament Church in Waterloo. Her interests included working at Kathy’s Bakery, cooking, gardening, crocheting, embroidering, taking care of children and most of all her Catholic Faith.

Patricia is survived by her five daughters: Eva (Raul) Garcia of Waterloo, Geri Punteney of Toledo, Ohio, Teri Jo Punteney of Seattle, Wash., Carolyn (Craig) Rohrick of Independence, Mo. and Marilyn Payne of Independence, Mo.; one son: Ted Patrick Punteney of Sebastopol, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Mary (Bob) Seamons of Oroville and Deloris (John) Brentt of Spokane; two brothers: Bill (Ann) King of Lacey, Wash. and Tom (P.J.) King of Hillsboro, Ore. and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on April 8, 2006; son: Shane Kelly Punteney on Dec. 7, 1984; son-in-law: Kevin Payne; grandson: Danny Higgins and three brothers: Edward King, Jimmy King and Michael King.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Waterloo with Reverend Thomas J. McDermott officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Rosary: 4:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Inurnment will occur at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.

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