Pat Shutts, 72

                Pat Shutts, 72, of Pleasant
Hill, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Taylor House in Des Moines.

                Mass of the Resurrection will be
held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Grinnell
with Fr. Ross Epping presiding. A reception will follow the service at the
church. Interment will be at St. Andrew’s Cemetery west of Sully. A scripture
service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, at Smith Funeral Home in
Grinnell followed by visitation 3-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
designated to the St. Andrew’s Church Cemetery Fund or to the SIDS Foundation,
mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112.

                Patricia Ruth Shutts was born
May 12, 1947, at St. Francis Hospital in Grinnell to Francis “Dugan” and
Pauline “Polly” (Kress) Shutts. Pat grew up in the Sully area and graduated
from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1965. Following graduation, Pat moved to
Des Moines and started working for the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company.
Within months, Pat began a career with the Register and Tribune Credit Union,
where she served the members for nearly 40 years. She started with receptionist
duties and worked her way through various positions until she was offered the
manager's position, in 2004. Pat, serving as manager of the credit union along
with the credit union's board of directors, merged the Register and Tribune
Credit Union with Premier Credit Union. She continued serving the members for a
total of 47 years until her retirement in May 2013. Her complete career was based
upon the credit union motto of "People Helping People," which she
loved doing!

                Family was very important to
Pat, and she looked forward to family gatherings ... her "family
fix," as she called them. She enjoyed all kinds of sports and particularly
enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews
participate in sporting events. She was a strong supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes
and was a long-time football season ticket holder.

                Pat is survived by two brothers:
Mike (Cathy) Shutts of Grinnell and Rick (Kim) Shutts of Searsboro; nine nieces
and nephews: Chris (Kathy) Shutts of Midway, GA, Anjela Shutts (Peter Kitundu)
of Des Moines, Jodie (James) McCauley of Davenport, Mandy (Kory) Robison of
Malcom, Brad (Steph) Shutts of Grinnell, Amber (Dan) Goemaat of New Sharon,
Julie (Drew) Kleymann of Omaha, NE, Bryan (Allison) Shutts of New Sharon, and
Blaine (Andrea) Shutts of Altoona; 22 great-nieces and great-nephews: Chelsi
and Dan Shutts of Midway, GA, Paige and Kallie Robison of Malcom, Mary and
Lilly Kitundu of Des Moines, Sydney and Caroline McCauley of Davenport, Kane
and Karson Shutts of Grinnell, Hayden, Jett, Lyla, and Knox Kleymann of Omaha,
Finn Shutts of Altoona, Trace, Cory, and Dawson Goemaat of New Sharon, and
Wyatt, May, Angus, and Cesia Shutts of New Sharon; sister-in-law, Mary Shutts
of Grinnell; and she was a friend to many and a number of them were like family
to her.

                Pat was preceded in death by her
father Dugan in 1972; mother Polly in 1988; sister Diana Shutts in 2005;
brother Doug Shutts in 2012; and a great-niece, Laikyn Shutts in 2007.

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