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Obituaries

Patricia Huff

Dec. 22, 2017

Patricia “Pat” Hay Huff, 88, formerly of Newton, died Dec. 22, 2017, of heart failure at her daughter’s home in Woodinville, Wash., surrounded by family.

Pat was born March 10, 1929, in Grinnell, to Rev. Morris Hay and Margaret (Stevens) Hay. She attended Kellogg schools, graduating with the Kellogg class of 1947. After graduation she attended Drake University where she earned a teaching certificate and taught country school until she married Wendell Huff in 1956. Pat was very well known as the Bike Lady, as she sold and repaired many bicycles and helped many Newton children keep their bikes in good repair.

Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell “Shorty” Huff; her parents, Rev. Morris Hay and Margaret Huff; and her sister, June Hay of Newton.

Pat will be forever missed by her children, daughter and son-in-law, Connie and John Essmeier of Woodinville, Wash., and her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Barb Van Vark Huff of Monroe. She has five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be in California, but cards with stories about Pat would be appreciated so a story book about her life can be created. Please send cards with any stories you may have to: Johnson Funeral Service, P.O. Box 502, Newton, IA 50208 and they will be forwarded to the family.

Johnson Funeral Service is honored to provide services to Pat’s family.

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