December 18, 1952 – December 2, 2012
Elizabeth (originally “Betsy” and later “Liz”) Sinnott, 59, died Sunday, December 2, 2012, at her home in Grimes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, at the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines. Committal services will take place later on Thursday, at St. Columba Cemetery in Conception, MO.
Liz was born on December 18, 1952, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Albert Joseph and Ruth Elizabeth (Hisgen) Bruecken. A 1971 graduate of Hoover High School, Liz earned her A.A. degree from DMACC and was currently working on her bachelor’s degree in spirituality from Creighton University. On May 27, 1978, Liz married Robert John “Bob” Sinnott at Conception Abbey in Conception, MO. Liz was a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict of Conception Abbey. She enjoyed trips to Europe, especially Italy. Liz appreciated art, religious history and music. She was often known to spend more time at Joseph’s Jewelry than most employees. If you didn’t have a smile, she gave you hers. Liz will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Bob Sinnott of Grimes; three daughters, Lisa Sinnott, M.Div of Chicago, IL, Kristina Sinnott, M.D. of Rochester, MN and Tiffany Sinnott, M.F.A. of Grimes; three brothers, Reverend Albert Bruecken, O.S.B. of Conception, MO, Peter (Joni) Bruecken of Bettendorf, IA and John (Diane) Bruecken of Waukee; one sister, Janet Paulson of Ottumwa, IA; granddaughter, Emily; and 24 nieces and nephews. Liz was preceded in death by her parents; nephew John Michael Bruecken; and brother-in-law, Gaylon Paulson.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Easter Seals of Iowa in Des Moines or Benedictine Oblates of Conception Abbey in Conception, MO.
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