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Patricia Curley Photo OELWEIN-Patricia Mae Curley, Oelwein formerly of Clayton and Fairbank, died Saturday, May 25th at Mercy Plus in Oelwein, after a brief illness

She was born on December 14, 1930 in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Louis and Wilda (Duffy) Meier.

She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School Fairbank and Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.  She worked as an elementary school teacher for almost 20 years and owned antique stores in Fairbank and Clayton, Iowa.  She also sold antiques in the Southern United States with her husband, Jim.  She was an avid Gardener in her homes in Oelwein, and especially on the banks of the Mississippi in Clayton.

She married James Gordon Curley on October 14, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fairbank.

Survived by-four sons; Michael and Keith (Tammy) of Fairbank, Tim (Martha Saldinger) of Silver Spring MD, and Russell (Judy) of Hamilton, OH. One sister, Shirley Rechkemmer of Oelwein.  Eight Grand children and 8 great-grandchildren.

Preceeed in death by- her parents, her sister Helen Rath, and her nephew Rick Fuller.

Services: at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30th,at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fairbank, with burial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  Visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. scripture service.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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