Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Patricia Louise Whitehead

March 19, 1932November 27, 2019

Patricia Louise Whitehead passed away in Owosso, MI on November 27th at the age of 87. Patty was born on March 19th, 1932 in Portsmouth, OH to Alfred and Ruby Richards. She worked for the US Postal Service for over 25 years in Lansing, MI until her retirement in 1985. She enjoyed a variety of different activities such as crafts, spending time with her friends at dinner clubs and playing cards but most of all she loved getting together and spending time with her family. Patty always made everyone feel welcome and comfortable which is why to know her was to be a friend of hers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Ruby Richards; brothers, Robert (Charlotte “Chick”) Richards, Donald (Rosemary) Richards and Charles (Sandra) Richards; husband, Rudy Whitehead and son, Greg Snyder. She is survived by two sons, Dave and Tim Snyder; stepdaughters, Lori Richards and Marleen Whitehead; stepson, Ron Whitehead and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

To those who wish to do so, in lieu of flowers, the family asks you to “pay it forward” in whichever form you choose i.e. charitable donations, an extra buck in the red kettle, or coffee for the individual behind you in honor of Patty and her generous giving.


  • Memorial Services will be held at a later date


Patricia Louise Whitehead

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Jim Turpin

December 4, 2019

Patty always made me feel welcome and part of her family. God Bless, Rest In Peace!

Timothy Snyder

December 2, 2019