Patricia “Patty” JoAnn Driskell was born on June 14, 1932, in Creston, Iowa, the daughter of Everett Franklin Elijah and Mardell Aileen (Lombard) Driskell. Patty entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at Creston Specialty Care, at the age of 88 years.
Patty graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1950. She worked for General Telephone in Creston as a telephone operator for 32 years. After her time with General Telephone, she worked at the Super 8 Hotel and The Iowana Hotel until her retirement.
Patty was an avid sports fan, especially when the University of Iowa Hawkeyes were playing.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Scott Phipps of Creston; six grandchildren: Trevor Phipps, Sunita Phipps, Patty Phipps, Chantelle Phipps, Angela Phipps and Brandon Phipps; great-grandchildren: Brady, Blake, Keyin, Kelsi and Bryson; sisters, Jeanne (Mike) Cary of West Des Moines and Karen (Mike) Williamson of Fresno, California; sister-in-law Donna Driskell of Creston; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Patty in death were her parents; son, Kevin; brother, Dick Driskell; sister, MaryAnn Abbott; brother-in-law, Oris Abbott and niece, Susan.