Patricia Dirks, 78, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Anamosa Care Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. Laurie Riley will officiate at the services.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving are three children, Lanett (Patrick) Moser and Craig Babka, both of Ore City, Texas and Shanna Hansen of Anamosa; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Naomi Haas; a great-grandson; and a son-in-law.
Patricia A. Binley was born Sept. 6, 1934, at Anamosa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Dacle and Iola Grimm Binley. Patricia graduated from the Anamosa High School with the class of 1955. She was employed at Collins Radio for over 30 years. She retired in 1992. Patricia married Virgil Dirks in 1975, they later divorced.
Following her retirement, Pat helped care for an aunt and a cousin and various friends. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and helped with the Junior Girls and Camp Fire.
Published in The Gazette Dec. 4, 2012.