Lavinder, Patricia

Written by David Green.

Patricia E. Lavinder, 55, of County Road S, Fayette, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 5, 1955, in Morenci, Mich., to Willard Milliman and the late Betty (Stoops) Kline. She married Willard “Pete” Lavinder Oct. 10, 1975, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2006.

Pat graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 1973, and furthered her education at Northwest State Community College where she obtained an associate degree in accounting. She enjoyed painting, yard work and gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Pat are two sons, Brent (and Jennifer) Lavinder of Brunswick, Ohio, and Rusty (and Emily) Lavinder of Fayette;  her father, Willard, of Hillsdale, Mich.;  three grandchildren, Dakota, Noah, and Preston Lavinder; two sisters,  Cheryl (and Paul) Shaffer of Fayette, and Susan (and Butch) Leininger of Muldrow, Okla.; and a brother-in-law, Walter Barry, of Pittsford, Mich.

Besides her mother and husband, Pat was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Barry, and her step-father, Nelson Kline.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Eagle Funeral Home–Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Visitation is scheduled during the two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org).

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