Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Patricia Elder, 89, Keokuk

Patricia Elder, 89, Keokuk

 Patricia Elder, 89 of Keokuk, IA died Friday, March 13, 2020 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, IA.

     She was born January 9, 1931 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of William and Goldie Deck Porter.  Patricia graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1949.  

     On June 6, 1954 she was united in marriage to Richard Elder in Keokuk.  He preceded her in death on December 4, 1995.

     Patricia had been employed by St. Louis Gear in Keokuk for forty years until her retirement in 1990.

     Patricia adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

     She is survived by one son, Shawn Elder, Sr. (Lori) of Eolia, MO, one daughter, Aggie Stinson of Keokuk, three grandsons, Shawn Elder, Jr. (Tiffany) of Durant, OK, Kent Elder of Keokuk and Kendall Elder (Darian) of Keokuk, three granddaughters, Hope Sistern (Chad) of Keokuk, Trisha Elder (Matt) of Keokuk and Hallie Elder of Eolia, MO, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Bill Porter of Wayland, MO and her four legged companion, Brutus. 

     She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Rosemary Porter and Joan Seabold.

     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Jason Mott officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends from 6-8 p.m.

     Memorials may be made to the Keokuk Humane Society.

     Online condolences may be left for the family at

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