Patricia L. Burris

March 13, 1929 ~ March 23, 2018 (age 89)

Patricia Burris, 89, of Maquoketa passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.    

Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa on Monday, March 26, 2018. a visitation will be held Monday, March 26 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church before the service. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Maquoketa. Arrangements are in the care of Lahey and Dawson Funeral Service in Maquoketa.

Patricia Burris was born on March 13, 1929 to Frank and Anna (Meersman) Honsa in Moline, Illinois. She graduated from Moline High School and went on to attend Marycrest and Northwestern University.

On May 21, 1955 she married Douglas J. Burris at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moline, Ill. She worked as a Paralegal for the State of Iowa, worked in the corporate office at John Deere, was a Trust Officer at Jackson State Bank and finished her career as a Court Attendant in Jackson County. She retired after turning 70.

Patricia was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Democratic Party, Maquoketa Country Club, Associate of Franciscan’s, a study club at Sacred Heart, school board member, Girl Scout leader and on the Sacred Heart Parish Council. She loved to play bridge, dance with her husband and put on pretty parties.

She is survived by her children; Luann “Lanny” (Tom) Simpson of Maquoketa, Tamara “Tammy” (W. Scott) Graeme of Hoffman Estates, Doug (Tammy) Burris of Indianapolis, IN, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Helen Honsa of California and many nieces and nephews.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Douglas, two sisters and three brothers.

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