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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Patricia R. "Pat" Willingham

January 30, 1941January 2, 2020
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Patricia R. "Pat" Willingham, 78, formerly of Fort Wayne and most recently of Payne, Ohio passed away on Thursday January 2, 2020. Patricia was born January 30, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana, a daughter of the late Paul and Wilma "Jean" (Hunter) Scales. She worked as a sales manager at J.C. Penny's for many years before retiring in 2003. In her free time she enjoyed listening to music and dancing, her pets, and especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed participating in the many activities that were available to her at Vancrest of Payne Nursing Home were she had resided for the past five years. Surviving family include her children, Duane Maurice Burkley, Jr., Judy (Daryl) Bowman, Rose (Chris) Putman, David Burkley, Sr., and Brenda Burkley; step-children, Marcia (Craig) Zenta, Jeffrey and Jerry Willingham; 31 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, James "Jim" Willingham; son-in-law, Brian Williams; and a grandchild, Joey LaBounty. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Diabetes Association

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Final Resting Place: Prairie Grove Cemetery Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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Joan Sizemore

January 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days following. I haven’t seen Pat for awhile but I always liked talking to her when I did see her. RIP Pat

Rose Putman Putman

January 5, 2020

I will forever miss you mom. You will forever be in my heart. Love you

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