Bernice M. Patrick, 83, of Clearfield passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at
Clearfield Colonial Courtyard.
She was born on October 18, 1929 in Indiana, PA, the daughter of John Everett
and Ellen Osiah (Rummel) Hill.
Upon graduation from Cherry Tree High School, Mrs. Patrick worked for Rural Electric of Indiana, PA. Later, she worked for Brody's, Hess and Fisher and in the Guidance Office at Clearfield High School. Mrs. Patrick
retired as a secretary from the Administration Office for the Clearfield Area
Mrs. Patrick was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active
in the Friendship Club.
She had been active in several area clubs, including, NON, L.I.F.T., X.Y.Z. and the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Patrick volunteered her time at the Cottage at the Clearfield Hospital.
Mrs. Patrick is survived by three children: Pamela S. Gibson of
Clearfield, William A. Patrick and his wife Velva of Johnstown, PA and Deborah K.
Sherick and her husband Timothy of Clearfield, PA; nine grandchildren: Scott A.
Gibson and his wife Melinda of Coal Center, PA, Adam K. Gibson and his wife Kristi
of Kylertown, Andrew N. Gibson and his wife Tina of Clearfield, Kristin A.
Wriglesworth and her husband Clair of Clearfield, Kimberly D. Durant and her
husband Thad of Clearfield, Nathan T. Patrick and his wife Julia of Potomac Falls,
VA, Jared L. Patrick and his wife Elisabeth of York, Lea J. Peters and her husband
Roger Peters, Jr. of Clearfield and Lane J. Foster and her husband Matthew of
Clearfield; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia C. McClelland of Pottsville, PA.
Mrs. Patrick was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William S.
Patrick, whom she married on October 27, 1948 and who passed December 25,
1993; two grandsons, Christopher Dale Gibson in 1972 and Micah Vogelsong
Patrick in 1980; a brother, Robert D. Hill in 2010 and a son- in –law, Edwin A. Gibson in 2000.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM at
St. John Lutheran Church, 217 E. Pine Street, Clearfield, PA with Rev. Robert J.
Way officiating. Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde, PA.
Honoring Mrs. Patrick's wishes, there will be no public viewing or visitation.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran
Church, P.O. Box 1454, Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the M.A.D.D. National
Office, 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
To send an on-line tribute go to www.bennettandhouser.com