Patsy Carol (Kibbee) Picknell

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Patsy Carol (Kibbee) Picknell, age 77, of Butler, Mo., formerly Brooklyn, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa. Graveside Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Iowa. Memorials may be contributed in Patsy’s name to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, Iowa, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Patsy is survived by her children Donnetta Kay Kerr (Francis Jr.), Carol L. Wheeler, Sylvia L. (John) Reynolds, Molly (Thomas) Harris and Edna Wheeler; 12 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forest; a grandson, G. Scott Reynolds; a sister, Birdie Coburn; brothers, Earl and Harold Kibbee; and a son-in-law, Walter Tim.

Patsy Carol Kibbee was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Edmund Robert and Gladys Veva Thomas Kibbee. She married Forest Otto Picknell in Brooklyn on Dec. 24, 1987. As a young girl, Patsy helped her mother clean offices and homes around Brooklyn. Throughout her life she waitressed at various restaurants and a few factories. She was a punch press operator at Milbank Manufacturing. Patsy was a full-time over the road truck driver with her husband Forest in 1985 and continued until his death in 2007, at which time she became fully retired. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting and bird watching.

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