PALMYRA — Patricia Ann “Pat” Lotz Charles, 85, went to her heavenly reward on Nov. 30, 2017. She was in peace, without pain and in the presence and love of her family. Pat was born to Neva (Yarman) Lotz and Charles Lotz on July 25, 1932.
A Palmyra resident since birth, Pat was raised with her eight siblings on the farm next door to her current home on Route 13, just two doors away from Palmyra Church of Christ. As a lifelong member of that church, Pat served as a Sunday school teacher and as a custodian for 34 years. Pat was an extraordinary wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor, co-worker and colleague.
She was a member of the Fredericktown High School Class of 1950. Pat was employed as a cook for 40 years in the Fredericktown school system, where she touched many lives.
She baked amazing Christmas cookies that she loved to share with family and friends. Also, she loved to garden, planting beautiful flowers each spring for the enjoyment of all. Pat never met a stranger and loved to talk. She was a great caretaker and always had a soft spot in her heart for those in need of some extra love and attention.
Pat is survived by her husband, Paul, whom she met at the Bellville Street Fair on Sept. 15, 1947, and married on Aug. 27, 1949. These sweethearts were married for 68 years. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William P. Charles (wife, Pattie Purdy Charles); and a daughter and son-in-law, Lori K. (Charles) Cramer (husband, Seth M. Cramer), all of Worthington; a sister, Donna L. Beal of Butler; a brother, Larry D. Lotz of Bellville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Sondra Sue Charles; four brothers, Gerald Lotz, Charles L. Lotz, Richard Lotz and James T. Lotz; and two sisters, Eileen (Lotz) Lifer and Norma Jean (Lotz) Lester.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m., at the same location.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fredericktown Senior Activity Center, 117 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019 or World Missionary Evangelism, P.O. Box 660800, Dallas, TX 75266.
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Pat Charles.