Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


June 5, 2014

Patricia Orr-Cox

Patricia Lynn Orr-Cox was born May 13, 1954, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Vernon and Mary Katherine (Whitlatch) Orr.

She was raised in Knoxville and then in Tama during her high school years. Patricia lived in many locations throughout the United States and most recently she lived in Kalona, Ft. Madison and in Oskaloosa for the last two years. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching NASCAR and even attended a race at the Iowa Speedway. She also enjoyed doing crafts and painting designs on fingernails. Patricia’s greatest joy in life was her family and she cherished her children, grandchildren and mother.

Patricia passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Finley Hospital, in Dubuque, at the age of 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Carroll and her grandparents, Kenneth and Edna Orr.

She is survived by her children: Tracy (Carl) Barr of Cedar Rapids, Dean (Tabatha) Bartley of Nappanee, Ind., and Kurt (Roxane) Gagel of Cozad, Nebraska; parents: Mary Whitlatch of Oskaloosa and Vernon (Gloria) Orr of Pella; 4 brothers; 1 sister; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services for Patricia Lynn Orr-Cox age 60 of Oskaloosa were held Tuesday, June 3, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left at

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