Pat Eberle

Pat Eberle, 81, of Jefferson, formerly of Scranton, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at The Gardens in Jefferson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22 at First United Methodist Church in Scranton with Rev. Joyce Webb officiating. Organist for the service will be Lula Garnes. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. on Friday until the time of service.           

Born April 12, 1936 in Salford, Manchester, England, she was the daughter of Charles Edward and Emily Mary (Mitchell) Findlow. Pat grew up in England where she graduated from Kempston Top School in Bedford. Following high school she worked as a secretary. She met her future husband, Jerald Russell, at a dance and the couple was married August 6, 1955 in Bedford, England.

Jerald was a Sergeant in the US Army and the couple moved to Alabama until his honorable discharge when they moved to Jefferson, Iowa and then to Scranton, Iowa. Jerald and Pat had five children together. Pat was a homemaker and provided daycare in her home.

Jerald passed away January 6, 1977 and Pat was later married to Duane Eberle on August 9, 1984 at the Church of Christ in Scranton. Pat and Duane continued to live in Scranton, and Duane passed away November 23, 2012.  

Pat was a true Brit at heart and loved all things about England. She enjoyed afternoon tea with friends and family, dancing, cross stitch and spending time with her family and the trips they took to Wisconsin. Pat will be remembered for her caring nature, contagious laughter and British humor. She especially enjoyed the pies her granddaughter Emily made. Pat has made her home at The Gardens in Jefferson since September of 2017 where she received excellent, loving care.  

Pat is survived by her five children: Lynn Knight (Andy) of LaVista, Neb.; Susan Russell and Gary Russell (Cindy) all of Boone, Iowa; John Russell (Annette) of Grand Junction, Iowa and Jane Finch (Dale) of Jefferson; eleven grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two English sisters, Jean Cadwallader and Glenda Braland; and other extended family members.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Emily Findlow and her two husbands, Jerald Russell and Duane Eberle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Pat’s name be left at the church or mailed to St. Anthony Regional Hospital Hospice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton and online condolences may be left for the family at

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