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Obituaries

Patricia D. ‘Ma’ Sumpter Lourens

Patricia D. “Ma” Sumpter Lourens, 61, of Colfax passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines after a very brave battle with cancer.

Patty was able to enjoy the last few months of her life at home, enjoying many visits with family and friends. 

Patricia was born July 1, 1952, in Newton, Iowa, to John and Norma Sumpter. Patty was a loving mother, sister, and cousin to many. She was very protective of her family and friends. She loved horses and everything Irish and was employed by Diamond Crystal for over 30 years. 

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Natalie Jo Lourens; brother, Mike Sumpter; many special family and beloved friends, including Lynda Hidok, Natalie Milbourn and Vicki Rector. Patricia was “Aunt Patty” to Jayce and Jordan Jenkins, Hayleigh “Angel Face” Milligan and Dylan Day. She will be greatly missed by her lifetime friends, Karla, Vicky, Pam, Cheryl, Garnett and Nancy. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Colfax Historical Society, 1720 Highway 117, Colfax. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family or to Colfax Fire Department.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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