In 1973, Patti married optometrist M. Patrick (Doc) Gleason, former Citizen of the Year of Centerville. She had two step-children from that marriage, Pat Peterson of Calabasas, Calif. and Dan Gleason of San Diego, Calif. Doc Gleason died in 2001.
Patti was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, serving several terms as Elder. She was a 60-year member of PEO Chapter D and a trustee of the Drake Public Library for more than 20 years. She was past-president of the St. Joseph’s Hospital auxiliary and TTT, as well as a long-time member of MXL, the Wednesday Club and the Appanoose County Golf and Country Club. She was also a founding member of the Five-Member Bridge Club, which met weekly for more than 60 years.
For more than a quarter century, Patti lived in the home she built on Rock Valley Road in Centerville, where she enjoyed the flowers, trees, rabbits, foxes and deer that shared the property with her. She very much appreciated the care and concern devoted to her in her final years by her friends as well as by the staffs of The Continental at St. Joseph’s Assisted Living Facility and the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center.
According to family wishes, Patti has been cremated and there will be no scheduled memorial services at this time. Memorials may be made to the family of Patricia Gleason and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.
Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville has been entrusted with services for the Gleason Family.