Patricia J. Ferres – Independence

Patricia J. Ferres, 78 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at ABCM Rehab. of Independence – West Campus in Independence.  She was born on May 29, 1941, in Independence, the daughter of Raymond and Nellie Louise (Fowlkes) Straw.  She attended high school in Independence.  On November 23, 1959, she and Jeffrey Thomas Ferres were married in San Francisco, California.  For several years, she owned and operated Rush Park Café in Independence.  She also worked in the dietary department at Peoples Memorial Hospital in Independence.  She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence and the Order of Eastern Star.  Mrs. Ferres liked to visit with friends and family.

Mrs. Ferres is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jeffrey, 1 son, Robert “Red” (Robyn) Ferres of Quasqueton, Iowa, 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, David Ferres, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

Memorial Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence at a later date.  White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.  On line condolences may be left at


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