Patricia Monagin, 85, of Jefferson, died Jan. 30 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by her daughters, Carole Monagin-Rustan, Kelly Walker, son Mike Monagin, and many family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Case and Irene Mohr; brothers: Jim Case, Chuck Case and Donnie Case; sister Stella Ludwig; and sister-in-law Patty Case.
She is survived by her daughters: Carole Monagin-Rustan, of Pleasant Hill; and Kelly Walker, of Jefferson; son Mike Monagin, of Jefferson; sisters: Thelma (Joe) Howell, Kathleen (Kenny) Ochsner; and brother John (Ginny) Case, all of Omaha; and sister-in-law Sandy Case, of Jefferson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and very special friends Frankey (Jim) Anderson and Barb Bartley, of Jefferson.
Pat was born on Oct. 25, 1934, in Omaha. She graduated from Paton-Churdan High School in 1952.
She worked many years at AAI in Jefferson, starting on the production floor and worked her way up to top management. After AAI, she formed the company IASPORT with Dane Kious, of Jefferson.
Pat later decided to leave Iowa and take a position as director of the child care center on the United States Naval Submarine Base in San Diego, where she remained for many years.
When Pat retired, she moved back to Jefferson to be close to her family. She enjoyed fishing, playing cards, spending time with family and friends and, of course, hitting the casinos in Jefferson, Las Vegas and Prairie Meadows in Altoona with her Gal Pals, aka “The Golden Girls.” She was also a member of the ladies’ club Red Hat Society for some time.
She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and a friend to so many. She loved her family more than anything and really enjoyed time with them. She was always there when anyone needed her.
She had a long, fun-filled, loving life. Her strong sense of humor, her laugh and beautiful smile were loved by all. She will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in May with date to be determined and posted.
Professional service by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.