Obituaries: Patricia Thorne

OTTUMWA-Patricia A. Thorne, 77, of Ottumwa, died May 26, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born March 20, 1940 in Ottumwa to Walter E. and Helen Dorothy Moran Sickels.  She married Charles Neil Thorne on July 17, 1960.  He preceded her in death on January 15, 2012.

A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, she enjoyed sewing, reading and crafts.

Surviving are nephews and nieces; a caregiver, Sandy Williams.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Marie Howard; an infant brother, Walter E. Sickels Jr. and a niece.

Graveside services and burial will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eldon Cemetery with Pastor Jeremy Skinner officiating.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.