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Patricia Yvonne (Souder) Kinsey

November 25, 1932 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Patricia Kinsey Obituary

Patricia Yvonne (Souder) Kinsey – age 91 of Garrett, IN went to be with her heavenly Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital – Auburn, IN. Patricia was born November 25, 1932 in Butler, IN to Ralph and Sarah Mildred (Bryant) Souder.  

Patricia was self-employed in advertising and was a member of the Garrett United Methodist Church, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, American Legion Auxiliary, Garrett Chamber of Commerce, Garrett Historical Society, a former member of the Ft. Wayne Advertising Association, Lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Foundation Board, Board of Directors of Oakwood Spiritual Life Center in Syracuse, IN., Friends of Lincoln and the Civil War Round Table, Ft. Wayne, IN. She was a volunteer at the Community Food Pantry and the Judith A. Morrill Recreation Center.

Pat once wrote, “My life was first with God and then family and friends.” Her children would go farther saying that just after “family and friends” came her dedication to Garrett, with its history and proud heritage as a perfect small town in which to raise her family.  She involved herself with every activity she could at Garrett Methodist Church and Garrett High School, with her enthusiasm for life and upbeat “let’s do it!” attitude being the contagious spark that often got things done. 

Most everyone Patricia met felt her love and sincerity for their well-being.  During a time working at the high school, with four of her kids there at the same time, even the other students began calling her “Mom”.

During her business career with her own Advertising agency, she was embraced by organizations that included the Indiana Dairy Farmers and many Indiana companies.  Her 30-plus years helping build the annual Ft. Wayne Farm Show prompted a profile article in local papers calling her The Farm Show Lady.

Later in life, she continued volunteer work at every level.  Finally, at age 87, the food pantry told her that they didn’t want her risking a fall any longer as she was still delivering food to the elderly, many of which were younger than she.

Patricia is survived by her 3 sons and 2 daughters: Bradley (Christine) Kinsey, Glen Ellyn, IL; Stanley (Lori) Kinsey, College Grove, TN; Daniel (Mary) Kinsey, Wheaton, IL; Pamela (Greg) Lungmus, Northfield, IL; Kelly (Chuck) McPheeters, Nashville, IN; Plus 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Linda Souder.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ralph and Mildred Souder; brother: Bill Souder; sister and brother in-law: Phyllis and Kenny Jennings.

Services will take place at 12 p.m.  Monday, January 29, 2024 at the Garrett United Methodist Church with Pastor Chris Nelson and Rev. Dale Mendenhall officiating.

Visitation will take place prior to services from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the church.

Burial will take place at a later date in Butler Cemetery – Butler, IN.

Memorials are to: Garrett United Methodist Church or Crossroad at Zion Church (Troy Township).

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Services

Visitation
Monday
January 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Garrett United Methodist Church
110 W. Houston St
Garrett, IN 46738

Funeral Service
Monday
January 29, 2024

12:00 PM
Garrett United Methodist Church
110 W. Houston St
Garrett, IN 46738

Donations

Garrett United Methodist Church
110 W. Houston St., Garrett IN 46738

Crossroad at Zion Church (Troy Township)

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