July 26, 1930 – November 1, 2012
Patricia Coyne, 82, died Thursday, November 1, 2012, at home. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, November 5, at St. Boniface Catholic church in Waukee with burial to follow at Waukee Cemetery.
Pat was born in Mitchell, SD on July 26, 1930, to Charles and Celina (Gleeson) Kennedy. She lived in Oskaloosa and Des Moines where she met her future husband, Robert Coyne, on a blind date. They married on February 10, 1962, and they made their home in Waukee where they raised their two sons. Pat was a stay-at-home mom for many years until her sons were in middle school. She worked at Waukee Schools, Agri Industries and later for Meredith/Financial Plus Credit Union until retirement.
Pat was a member of the Waukee Women’s Club, Questers and St. Boniface Catholic Church. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and a second grade Catechism teacher at St. Boniface where she helped so many children prepare for their First Communion. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, travel and genealogy. Keeping in touch with her sons and grandchildren was her greatest joy.
Pat is survived by her sons, John (Pam) Coyne and their sons, Samuel, Jacob, Aidan and Ross of Ortonville, MI and Philip (Lynne) Coyne and their daughter, Berkeley of Urbandale. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael and brother, Charles.
The family will receive friends from 3 – 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Boniface Catholic Church where a vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Church or the Waukee Public Library. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Westover Chapel 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com