blume, patricia

Patricia Anne Blume West Burlington, Iowa Aug. 28, 1934-May 13, 2019 Patricia Anne Blume, 84, of Burlington, passed away at 7:35 am Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington. Born August 28, 1934, in Keokuk, she was the daughter of Ralph Freeman and Inez Evelyn Peden Bell. On October 26, 1960, she married Wayne Alan Blume in Maryville, MO. Wayne passed away on April 13, 2018. Patricia was a homemaker, worked for an oral surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska and at the Clarinda Mental Health Institute. She owned and operated Wayne's Roller Land for several years. She was a graduate of Clarinda High School. Known as 'Grandma Pat' by the ones she loved, Patricia was a fantastic cook, making her mints and family-favorite scalloped corn. She was also a great baker, especially baking themed birthday cakes for her grandkids. She enjoyed the history of her family and life, and told many stories about herself and her upbringing, and held on to several family heirlooms. Being the proud grandmother she was, she loved to brag about her grandkids to anyone who would listen. She was a seamstress, making several outfits, as well as crocheting hats and sweaters. She adored her family above all else, keeping an eye out for everyone on Facebook, and getting everyone together for family picnics. Nothing made her happier than when the family was all together. Survivors include her daughter, Julie Anne Coleman of Burlington; daughter-in-law, Kathy (Mike) Blume-Hoschek of Burlington; four grandchildren, Heidi (Derek) Boyd, Amy Blume, Garret Coleman, Abbey Coleman; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Sydney Boyd; sister-in-law, Ellen Bell; brother-in-law, Wesley Blume of Clarinda, IA; several nieces and nephews; and one great-great-grandchild on the way. Besides her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by one son, Delbert Joe, her parents, and one brother Ralph Bell. A memorial service was held on May 20, 2019 at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Hermansen officiating. Visitation with the family receiving friends was held one hour prior to the service. A joint inurnment for Wayne and Patricia was held in Aspen Grove Cemetery immediately following the service. A time of food and fellowship in the community room at Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home followed the burial. Memorials have been established for the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard and the Disabled American Veterans. A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Patricia's obituary at www.prughthielencares.com. Cremation was entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory. Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements.

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