Patsy Ruth Wallace

May 17, 1926January 11, 2021

West Des Moines, IA

Patsy Wallace, 94, passed away at Iowa Methodist Hospital on January 11, 2021. A private family inurnment will be held at Resthaven Mausoleum. Due to COVID, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Patsy was born to Floyd and Clover (Linton) Green on May 17, 1926 in Des Moines, IA. She was the oldest of three children, one brother and one sister. She graduated from Lincoln High School in January, 1944. In 1944 and ’45, she spent some weekends visiting her childhood sweetheart, Billie Wallace, then a Naval Air Corps Cadet in WWII, while he was stationed in Illinois, Iowa City, and Ottumwa. In 1945, Patsy traveled to Pensacola, FL where Billie was stationed for his final phase of training. Billie and Patsy were united in marriage on October 3, 1945 and over time blessed with four children.

In 1963, Patsy went to work as a mortgage loan closer at Home Federal Savings and Loan. In 1975, she became Vice President of the Mortgage and Loan department. After retirement in 1980, Patsy had a great life traveling, playing golf, and spending time with her family.

Patsy is preceded in death by her husband, Billie B., and her parents.

Patsy is survived by her four children, Tam (Rick) Ellars, Scott (Linda) Wallace, Melody (Bryan) Wallace, and Lori (Dave) Keebler; brother, Lloyd Green; sister, Betty Lou Branco; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Patsy Wallace can be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, IA.


  • Private Family Inurnment


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Linda Railey

January 22, 2021

My condolences to the family. Patsy volunteered on Friday afternoons for many years at Iowa Methodist. There I came to know how her welcoming smile put anyone approaching the desk at ease. As I think of her now, that smile warms my heart.

Peg Violett

January 17, 2021

Scott and Linda - love this picture of Patsy! It how I think of her- when we all bowled together years ago we spent lots of time laughing. I know she be missed by u all. Know I’m thinking of all of u with prayer. Peg Violett

Jacqueline Ryan

January 15, 2021

I was able to have lunch with Patsy frequently at The Lodge of Ashworth. She had been here so long that she was able to share many memories of the early days of The Lodge. My prayers are for
Eternal rest as she is released from our earthly problems.
My sympathy to her family.
Jacque Ryan

Mary Cummins

January 13, 2021

Tam, Scott, Melody & Lori,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of my favorite members at The Lodge. I will truly miss her. I loved her dearly. She is now at peace & reunited with Billie B., which I am sure makes her very happy. Take care & love. Mary Cummins