MOUNT VERNON — Sandra K. Patterson, 74, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Mount Vernon, to Edsel and Velma (Bailey) Nyhart.

She graduated from Danville High School and moved to Texas for a while before returning to Mount Vernon. Sandra was a member of the VFW in Mount Vernon. She held a real estate license, as well as licenses for hotel management, Medical Assistant and nursing. Sandra loved hanging out with her friends and having a good time. Her greatest joy was her kids, grandkids and great-grandchildren.

Sandra is survived by her children, Kristine West, Pam Ballard, Tamara Youell; her mother, Velma Hartwick; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Neely; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her father, Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, James “Pat” Patterson; and a grandson, Joseph West.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Sandra K. Patterson.


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