Pat was raised in Angola and graduated from Angola High School in 1954. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in teaching in 1958. Pat taught primarily kindergarten in the Holt School District for 22 years retiring in 1991. Pat loved to travel and she and Dick traveled every chance they had. She also was an avid card player and regularly played Bridge and Euchre and always had a card game or two during family gatherings. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holt choir and Ringers of the Kirk handbell choir.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Richard; children, Lori (Jerry) O’Hare of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Curtis (Laurie) Parker of Holt, MI, Timothy Parker and his son Brennan Parker of Laingsburg, MI; niece, Carol (Tim Mickle) McConnell of East Lansing, MI, nephews, David (Ann) McConnell of Mason, MI, Daniel (Renae) McConnell of Chesapeake, VA, and James (Margaret) McConnell of Mulliken, MI, who were raised by Pat and Dick. Pat is also survived by other family members as well as many close friends. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Druckamiller, and daughter-in-law Lisa Parker.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. A private family inurnment will take place in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.
Pat’s family wishes to thank the staff of Sparrow Home Hospice and Hospice House of Mid-Michigan for their care and kindness to Pat. They made a difficult time a little easier to bear.