Patricia J (Gladfelter) Graham

Born: Mon., Jun. 11, 1928
Died: Mon., Jul. 8, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 12, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 13, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Cairo, Ohio

Patricia J. Graham, 91, died Monday, July 8, 2019, surrounded by her family, in the home where she was born.  On June 11, 1928,  she was born in Cairo, Ohio to Eli J. and Mary Elizabeth Elsea (Olt) Gladfelter.  They both preceded her in death.

On March 18, 1947, she married Carl E. Graham and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1995.

Patricia is survived by one son, Ken (Sue) Graham of Lima; three daughters, Mary Warrens, Vickie (Dale) Patton both of Lima  and Connie Jones of Enterprise, KS; 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and daughter in-law, Marsha Graham of Wauseon.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lewis Edward Graham and Bruce Graham; a brother, Eli Junior Gladfelter; half brother, Richard Olt and son in-law, Leonard Warrens.

Patricia attended Central High School in Lima.  She was a homemaker with special interests that included woodworking (in her basement workshop), crocheting and genealogy. Through her genealogical studies, she was able to learn that her family arrived fom Switzerland in the year 1743 and that they homesteaded in York, PA.  Patricia had crocheted the image of the Last Supper, by just looking at a picture, without an actual pattern.

The family would like to express their thanks to the St. Rita's Hospice team for all the help and care they gave Patricia and the family.

Services will begin at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, with her grandson in-law, Rev. Frank Howard officiating.  Burial will follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm, on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Museum to the Genealogy Department or the Cairo Community Club, c/o Kathy Earl, P.O. Box 7, Cairo, Ohio 45820.

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Kerm and Elaine Gladfelter
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
We are sending our condolences and love to the family at this time of loss and sorrow. We have fond memories of Pat, a sweet and loving woman. She loved and was so proud of her family, loved her country, and was so proud of her Swiss family heritage. We’re going to miss her Christmas cards, her e mail messages, and so much of the family history she passed on to us. God bless.
Kerm and Elaine Gladfelter
Lenoir City, TN

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