In Memory of

Patricia Wilkie

March 10, 1923 - July 3, 2012
Patricia Alice (Campbell) Wilkie, the daughter of Mary Ellen (Jenkins) and John T. Campbell, was born in Cherokee, IA, on March 10, 1923. She attended the local Catholic school, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She lived and worked in Lincoln, NE for a short while, and then moved back to Cherokee, where she worked at the F.W. Woolworth store. On November 23, 1948, Pat was united in marriage to George G. Wilkie, in Templeton, IA. They settled on a farm near Larrabee, IA. Pat kept very busy as a farm wife and mother of their three sons, Fred, Bill and Tom. She had a large garden, and canned almost everything she harvested. She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens. She loved to do cross-stitch, knitting, embroidery and quilting. She gave away countless quilts, dishtowels and other handmade items. She was an avid sports fan. She and George faithfully supported the local Cherokee baseball teams, and were once given the 'game ball' in appreciation of their loyal support. She loved Iowa Hawkeye basketball. She enjoyed golfing, playing Bridge and other card games. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Following George's retirement in 2005, the couple moved into Cherokee. George passed away on January 16, 2009. Pat remained at home in Cherokee until her health began to fail, and she became a resident at the Country Side Estates Nursing Home in March of 2012. She was reunited with George, Fred, Bill and Tom on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three sons; three sisters; one brother; three other siblings in infancy and childhood. She is survived by two grandsons, Curtis Wilkie and Kyle Wilkie and his wife, Kelly, all of Cherokee; three great-grandchildren, Britney, Bailey and Bryer; a daughter-in-law, Carol Wilkie of Cherokee; one brother, Tom Campbell and his wife, Tomeline, of Ione, CA; several nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be Friday, July 6, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand
Mark Wilkie Paul Wilkie Kelly Perrin Bill Campbell Kevin Wilkie Tim Bierman Steve Bierman Pat Gilmore
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Greenwood Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. There will be a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Organist ~ Charlotte Groves
Cedar Cemetery, Larrabee, IA


Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Such a pillar of the Cherokee community...Pat was. She was always too kind to my kid lets, when we "lived" at the Club. A wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed.
- Tricia Vredenburg
Friday, July 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Awhile ago I was a waitress at the Country Club here in Cherokee. I so enjoyed Pat and her husband and the Friday night crew. Alot of them are gone now but that was nearly 30 years ago. They all knew how to have fun and always did. Pat was always kind and I loved her laugh, my sympathies to the family and her friends. She was a special lady.”
- Peggy Hinkhouse
Friday, July 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My parents always spoke of you and I know you will be greatly missed by many.”
- Joyce Brooker Chesney
Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry that I will not be able to attend Aunt Pat's funeral, but I will be there in thought. I will miss her.”
- Julie A. Wharton
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