Funeral Services for Patricia A. Vestal, 81, of Perry, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at Murdock Funeral Home.

Pastor Tony Thurston officiated the service. Special music was "The Lord’s Prayer" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were Trent Good, Michael Jones, Andrew Wernli, Matt Free, David VanArkel, Scott Martelli and Juan Resendz.

Burial was in Peoples Cemetery in rural Bouton.

Visitation began at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14 with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established in her name and may be left or sent to the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at

Patricia was born June 18, 1932, in Franklin County, Iowa, the daughter of Lyle and Gwen (Ingebritson) Miller.

After graduating from high school, Pat married Earl Vestal on October 6, 1951, in LaVern, Minn. Most of her married life she lived in the Bouton, Woodward and Perry areas.

Pat worked for Iowa Electric Light and Power Company as a secretary in the Perry office for more than 20 years before her retirement.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Woodward, Christian Women’s Fellowship and the Bumblebugs Club, a dune buggy club that she and Earl belonged to in Perry.

She also enjoyed camping and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Pat will be missed by her two daughters, Debra (Dennis) Wernli of Woodward and Diane (Tony) Martelli of Perry ; 10 grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Jones, Jenni (Trent) Good, Andy Wernli, Misty (David) VanArkel, Trisha (Juan) Resendz, Scott (Julie) Martelli, Sherry (Matt) Free, Ali Martelli, Abbi Martelli and Ashlee Martelli; 21 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Rosanne (Mel) Beyer of Dows, Iowa, and Sharon (Ed) Dummer of Glencoe, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Earl, on May 11, 2002, one brother, Ed Miller, and infant son, Steven.