Patricia Ann (Timmins) Sinn, age 53, of Washington, Iowa, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 23, 2016, surrounded by her children and family.

A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Washington with Pastor Ben Blanchard officiating. Calling hours will begin noon Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Cottonwood Cemetery in Wayland, Iowa. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County and for Ovarian Cancer Research at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Online condolences may be sent for Patricia’s family through the web at

Patricia was born February 27, 1962 in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Eleanor Sanders and Howard Timmins. She cherished and took seriously her role as a big sister to three younger siblings. Patricia was united in marriage to Gregory Sinn on July 2, 1983 in Nashua, Iowa.

Patricia graduated from Washington High School in 1980 and AIB College of Business in Des Moines. After graduation, she began a 34-year devoted career as a public servant in the Washington County Attorney’s Office. She was the office manager, serving many attorneys.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Washington and of P.E.O. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and canning. Patricia was passionate about educating medical students on the importance of early detection and further funding of ovarian cancer research.

Patricia was devoted to her family and was a caretaker to all of them. Her biggest passion in life was Alexandria and Bryce, and following and supporting their sporting events. Patricia was one of the world’s truly authentic people. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband, Greg Sinn of Washington, Iowa and her two wonderful children: Alexandria Sinn of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Bryce Sinn of Washington, Iowa.

She is further survived by her brother, Kevin Timmins and wife Karen of Iowa City, Iowa; sister, Rebecca Timmins Sisler and husband Mike of Crystal Lake, Illinois; sister, Marty Timmins Powers of Dysart, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Kelly Jo Hartzler and Kerri Jo Feddersen of Wayland, Iowa; brother-in-law, Kurt Sinn and wife Tammy of Wayland, Iowa; mother-in-law, Karen Sinn of Wayland, Iowa; and father, Howard Timmins of Sarasota, Florida.

Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Sanders Timmins; maternal grandparents, Keith and Evelyn Sanders; and paternal grandparents, Harold and Jean Timmins.