In loving memory of

Patricia L. Cornelius
October 1, 1950 - May 3, 2022

Patricia L. (Bahr) Cornelius, 71, of Andrew, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday, May 6, 2022, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew, Iowa. Burial will be at the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery.

Patricia Lou Bahr was born on October 1, 1950 in Spragueville, Iowa, to Raymond LaVern Bahr and Avelda Marie Jane (Hankemeier) Bahr. She was a 1968 graduate of Andrew High School. She married Milton Lee Cornelius on November 20, 1971 at Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew. To this union three children were born: Philip, Nathan and Noah.

Patricia first worked as a bookkeeper at Jackson State Bank in Maquoketa from 1969 to 1972. From 1972 to 2004 she was the owner and storekeeper for M & W Hardware Store in Andrew, as well as the secretary for the Andrew Telephone Company from 1972 to 2007.

Patricia was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Andrew and the Andrew Betterment Club. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, crafting, gardening, traveling, antiquing, cruising, and pistol target shooting. She especially enjoyed being a grandmother.

Those left to honor her memory include her mother Avelda (Hankemeier) Bahr of Andrew, IA; husband Milton Cornelius of Andrew, IA; children, Philip Cornelius of Andrew, IA, Nathan (Kristin) Cornelius of Springfield, MO, and Noah (Danielle) Cornelius of Bellevue, IA; 7 grandchildren, Kalei, Elijah, Jayden, Ryan, Lauryn, Avery and Benson; a brother, Duane (Diane) Bahr of Rural Andrew, IA; and a sister, Joann (Craig) Sieverding of Bellevue, IA. She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Bahr, brother Galen Bahr, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Hazel and Wilson Cornelius.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Patricia L. (Bahr) Cornelius memorial fund has been established.

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Mary A Gilmore wrote on May 9, 2022:

"Milt and all your family, So sorry to hear about Pat. She was a fun and amazing lady! Remember her more from good, old AHS but it was neat to see her interest in classic cars and the car club. The pain will ease but your memories will not fade. Keep those always in your heart. And think of her doing the twist to the Beach Boys music. God Bless --Mary Gilmore"

Nancy and Joe Ploessl wrote on May 7, 2022:

"Noah, Dani, Avery and Benson We send our deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mom and Grandma, we know she will be missed so much and send our thoughts and prayers to your family. Joe and Nancy Ploessl"

Deb Ham wrote on May 6, 2022:

"Pat we will miss the calls and the cards for Lauryn You always treated me like family You were the best and lauryn and I will always love you and treasure you and Milton forever Love always Deb and Lauryn oh and Joey"

Scott Duhme wrote on May 6, 2022:

"Pat was nice friendly woman I ever meet and gd cook .sorry see her go .my regards go out to family "

Sally Lapke wrote on May 5, 2022:

"Sad to see that Patricia has passed. I remember her as always being a friendly helpful lady. Sympathies to all of her family."

Riho Liivamaa wrote on May 5, 2022:

"Sincerest sympathy to Milt and Cornelius families."

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Ann Landgren wrote on May 5, 2022:

"We are sorry for your loss but we rejoice for her change of address from earth to heaven. We'll keep you all in our prayers. Lyle & Ann Landgren"

Ron and Rue Storlie wrote on May 5, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. Ron & Rue Storlie"

Chad & Tanya Roeder and family wrote on May 5, 2022:

"Pat was always so kind and I don't think I ever saw her not smiling. Our warmest thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. "

Bob & Claudia Bisinger wrote on May 5, 2022:

"Our sympathy to the Cornelius and Bahr families. May God's comfort and peace be with you."

Jody Clasen wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Sending thoughts and prayers ?"

Friend wrote on May 4, 2022:

"I am sorry Phil about your mother passing away"

Bunny Hedgpeth wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Pat was such a fun, happy and sweet lady ?? I enjoyed being around her. I know she will be missed so much. Prayers for Milt and all the family. "

Randy Michels wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Pat will be missed dearly, She was always so pleasant to talk to and a very good neighbor if needing anything, She was there."

Julie Kirk wrote on May 4, 2022:

"So sorry for your family's loss. I have fond memories of Pat during my teenage years while being a babysitter for Phillip when he was a baby and while participating in church activities."

Angel Sutton wrote on May 4, 2022:

"I'm so sorry for the loss of Tricia. We loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed. Sending hugs yalls way"

Holly Mangels wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Sympathy to all of your family during this loss of Patricia. In God's love and care..."

Holly Mangels wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Holly mangels"

Bob & Jennifer Gavin wrote on May 4, 2022:

"Sending our sympathy to everyone. Sorry for your loss."