Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN


Patricia Olszewski Waggoner Mann

January 22, 1947May 17, 2020

Patricia Olszewski Waggoner Mann, 73, of New Albany, Indiana passed away May 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on January 22, 1947, Patricia moved to New Albany with her family in 1952.

Pat graduated from New Albany High School, Class of 1965 and attended Indiana University Southeast. She was a professional model for Alix Adams Agency for 10 years; a Teacher Assistant for NA-FC Schools for 12 years; and worked as an Interior Designer for over 25 years. She was a professional designer for Porter Paint Co.; helped restore French Lick Springs; and restored and remodeled 15 of her own personal homes, as well as five condos in Florida. She restored and resided at historic "Hayfield" in Louisville, and assisted with the Bellarmine Designers' Show House in 1984.

Pat loved mermaids, Florida, and the Big Cat Refuge, where she worked with Florida panthers. She loved basketball, including IU and Duke.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Chester C. and Ruth (Bolton) Olszewski; nephew, Arthur R. Boerner, V (“Bo”); and former husband, William I. Waggoner.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Mann; three children, Wendey P. Waggoner, Paige O. Waggoner Clark, and Wm. Weston Waggoner; two step-children, Lisa Wilcox and Dawn (Richard) Wright; two sisters, Donna Lewis and Cathy (Arthur) Boerner; ten grandchildren: Victor III (“Trey”), Zachary and Benjamin Tackett; Eveline and Phoenix Clark; Koa Waggoner; Dalton and Victoria Wilcox; Rachel and Derick Wright.

Donations may be made in her honor to the Jimmy V. Foundation, for cancer research (https://www.v.org/). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Keith Bube

May 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith and Tammy Bube

Kris (Stein) Jakoby

May 20, 2020

My favorite memories are when Pat would let me "babysit" 2 yr old Wendy and her imaginary friends Julie & Jocko while she did housework in their tiny house on Knob Ave! Charlie's Chips and a Coke snack! What a treat. She made me feel so grown up and even let me shift the gears in their Corvette convertible a couple of times. She and Bill Wag also taught a number of my siblings and myself how to water ski at Nolin. Our families were entwined over the next 50 years since with multiple generations from my parents to her grandchildren. Missing them both and sending heartfelt condolences to Wendy, Paige, and Wes as well as Donna, Cathy and Ron.

Toni Drasin

May 20, 2020

Where do I begin, Patti and I share so many memories, most of all our Birthday date) is a week apart and that was a very special time. We sure did some crazy things. All the fun times in Florida, boating, dancing ,dinners out and just sharing special memories from our past. Thanksgiving dinners at each others Condo's were very special to her, Thanks Ron I know you did most of the cooking. And times at our Condo when Gary and I invited her over for Passover and she shared our Seder dinners. Patti you will surely be missed seeing all your fancy clothes and jewelry that you Loved so much.
Ron, I Love You and will pray for you and her Family.


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