Patsy Sara Livesay of Overgaard passed away very peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. She was surrounded by her loved ones and her dog Skippy as she went to be with the Lord. Services for family and friends will be held at a later date in Grimes, Iowa, followed by graveside services in Packwood, Iowa.
She was born March 25, 1924, in Linby, Iowa, to Lloyd and Mildred Clossen.
Patsy was widowed while in her 20s, farmed for decades, and opened and operated her own beauty salon after obtaining her cosmetology license, in Osceola, Iowa. She lived in Arizona for 27 years and continued working at Cutty’s camping resort in Iowa during the summers until five years ago.
She was faithful in her Christian values, beliefs and teachings. She volunteered for many years at Des Moines Baptist Church being in charge of tape ministry, assisting in outreach ministry and supporting worldwide missionary work.
Patsy was very active in the lives of her grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Jonathan of Arizona. She took time teaching, playing, singing, praying and baking with them. She loved to look for the “Jesus Star” at night with them and share biblical stories. She enjoyed every moment spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, reading and had the talent of speed reading. Patsy taught her kids how to farm and shoot a rifle, being a great marksman herself. She enjoyed life to the fullest, taking vacations with family, camping at Cutty’s and raising beautiful flowers in her gardens. She also enjoyed all sports, and never missed a televised sports game. She was a great fan of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals. She also loved cooking and baking from scratch, and making candies for the holidays.
Most importantly, she loved to watch over and guard her family. She will be missed by many and loved by all.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherry E. Clark (Eugene); her son, Charles R. Livesay (Connie), four grandchildren, Jay A. Livesay (Angela), Melissa S Scheneman (Stephen), Patrick R. Livesay (Laura) and Susan K. Engeman (Robert); and eight great-grandchildren, Nolan and Jonathan Scheneman, Jake and Sydney Engeman, Savannah and Kasi Livesay, and Seth and Chelsy Livesay.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.R. Livesay; and two brothers, Johnny and Marshall Clossen.
Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the arrangements.