Patterson, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Patterson, 74, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Aug. 3, 2014, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon.

She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Morenci, Mich., to the late William and Gertrude Fern (Evers) Vereecke. She married Raymond Frank on Sept. 7, 1957, in Lyons, Ohio, and he preceded her in death March 24, 2012.

Mary was a graduate of Morenci High School. She was a parishioner of the former Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lyons and served on its Altar Rosary Society. She also belonged to the Lyons V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, was a group leader for the Bluebirds and Campfire Girls, and belonged to the Red Hat Society in Bradenton, Fla. She earned the distinction of Caregiver of the Year in Wauseon in 2004.

Mary is survived by a son, K. Jay Patterson of Lyons; a daughter, Chrissy Patterson of Lyons; eight grandchildren, James, Angie, Mandy, Jarred, Zach, Kaitlyn, Vicki, and Billy; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy Ray and Charles Nelson F. Patterson; and two brothers, Charles and Renee Vereecke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon, with Father Bob Holden as celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery near Lyons. Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.