Susan Etta Patches

March 7, 1952December 2, 2018

Susan Etta Patches, 66, of Richland, passed away in her home on Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was the wife of James W. Patches to whom she was married to since 1973. She was born in Schubert, Berks County on March 7, 1952, a daughter of the late Augustus and Marie Reber Edris. Susan was employed for many years with Zinn’s Insurance Co. in Lebanon. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Richland and was involved with their Women’s Fellowship. Susan was a 1970 graduate of Tulpehocken High School. She enjoyed camping, sewing, baking, spending time with her family and grandsons. Surviving in addition to her husband are daughters, Elizabeth M. Nati wife of Joseph Nati of South Abington Township, PA; Stefanie L. Sanders wife of Keith Sanders of Richland; grandsons, Brandon J. Nati, Sawyer W. Sanders and Jude A. Sanders; sisters, Anna Mae Risser wife of the late Mahlon Risser of Akron; Fern B. Phillipy wife of R. Curtis Phillipy of Rehrersburg; Janis A. Horst wife of the late husband Irvin Horst of Newmanstown; Phyllis M. Baylor wife of the late Glenn Baylor of Myerstown; Carol F. Burkholder wife of Glenn Burkholder of Lititz; Dorothy J. Gensemer wife of Barry Gensemer of Myerstown; Donna K. Crouse wife of Jay N. Crouse of Lebanon; brother, Terry J. Edris husband of Debra Edris of Myerstown; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Betty J. Moyer and brothers, Eugene A. Edris and Gary L. Edris. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11 am in the Grace United Church of Christ, 22 Church Street, Richland, PA 17087. No Viewing. Visitation will beginning on Thursday at 10 am in the church. Interment will follow the service in the Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wellspan Sechlar Family Cancer Center, 844 Tuck Street, Lebanon, PA 17042 or her church. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.


  • Wellspan Sechlar Family Cancer Center


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

Susan Etta Patches

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