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Patricia Ann Pope

05/18/1941 - 11/19/2019
Service Date: 11/21/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Apache Wells RV Resort

Patricia Ann (Pat) Pope passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019 at their home in Meza, Arizona at the age of 78.

A celebration of life for Pat will be held at the Apache Wells RV Resort in Mesa, AZ from 10 AM to noon on Thursday, November 21, 2019.   A celebration of life will also be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher, IA from 1 PM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Pat was born on May 18, 1941 to Charles (Chuck) and Rose (Miller) Kissinger on May 18, 1941 in Melcher, IA.  She was raised in Melcher along with her brother John and graduated from Melcher High School in 1959, which was the last class to graduate before Melcher and Dallas schools were consolidated.    Pat was married to James (Jim) Pope on April 10, 1959 in Knoxville, IA and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year.  Jim & Pat made their home in Melcher and have spent winters in Mesa, AZ for the last 14 years.  

Pat will be greatly missed by her husband Jim, her children Robert James (Deneen) Pope of Holly Springs NC, Dave (Jan) Pope, Grinnell, Iowa, Rick (Gail) Pope, Indianola, Iowa and Terri (Doug) Cook Jewell, Iowa.  She will also be missed by her 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Pat was very proud of her kids, and very much enjoyed being a homemaker.  She never missed any of her kids’ activities when they were growing up, and she continued to attend many of her grandkids activities as well.    Pat enjoyed genealogy, dancing and listening to music.  She was especially fond of Abba songs!  Above all else, Pat enjoyed spending time with her family.  She enjoyed the laughter and love that came from getting family together for holidays and specials events.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents Chuck and Rose, and her brother John Kissinger.

Memorials may be directed to MD Fire & Rescue.


  • Jim and family. So sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. She was a good friend and I have lots of memories of good times during our high school years.

  • So very sorry for loss. Heartfelt hugs and prayer during this time and especially through the Holiday season.

  • Marilyn McMillen

    So sad to hear the news of Pat passing. She was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile for everyone. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Thinking of you, Jim, your children & grandchildren.

  • Larry and Karla Wadle

    Please accept our condolences for your loss and may your memories help ease your pain.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  • Jim, Gail, Rick and Families. So very sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Jerry and Linda McCullough

    So sorry for your Loss
    From HER Classmate and wife.
    Sincere Sympathy…
    Jerry and Linda McCullough

  • Mary Mee Campion

    Many lovely Summer days in our high school days in Melcher and swimming in Knoxville. Blessings be to all of your family. Love, Mary

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