Patsy Starnes Capen, of Granger, passed away on June 29, 2017 at the age of 68. Graveside service will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry, Iowa. Memorials can be made to the Leukemia Society. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.


Patsy was born on Nov. 19, 1948 in Canton, Ohio. She lived in Ohio until she was 22 and married William Capen in 1968 in Canton, Ohio. She later moved to Iowa, then California and returned to Iowa in 1991. Patsy worked all her life. She received her AAS degree when she was 52 and became an EMT when she was 62. She enjoyed dancing, bike riding, gardening, and fixing things.


Pat is survived by daughters Wendy Noring of Granger, Iowa and Angela (Kirk) Caswell of Altoona, Iowa, grandchildren Gilly and Bailey Noring, and Ashley and Sydney Caswell, and a sister Marsha Bingham.


She was preceded in death by her parents Hoyt and Rachel Starnes, her husband William Capen, a brother and two sisters.