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Patricia S. Shank

Patricia S Shank, age 84, of Richmond went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was born in Lynn, Indiana on December 23, 1933 to Floyd Jack and Faye Margaret (Cummings) Horner.  She was a 1951 graduate of Fountain City High School and lived most of her life in Fountain City, Indiana. She married Charles “Ray” Shank Jr on May 28, 1955 and they were blessed with two daughters and 51 years of marriage until his death in 2006. She was a faithful member of St Mary’s Catholic Church. Pat worked at The Light Company in Richmond, Overmyer Mould Company, and Selective Service, before co-owning the Newport Inn in Fountain City with her sister Nancy Oler Fackson.

Pat will be missed by daughters Julie Shank and Beth (Jim) Low; grandchildren Lauren (Sava) Nevzuroff, Cody (Lori) Brookshear, and Megan Brookshear; great grandchildren Benjamin Crawford, Dallas Brookshear and Corinne Brookshear; sister Nancy Oler Fackson and many friends including her traveling buddy Irene Clevenger.  She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Pat was one of the original decorators of the tree at the corner of Backmeyer Rd and 37th St in Richmond and loved decorating the tree along with family and friends. This tradition will be lovingly continued by her family.

Father Kevin Morris will officiate a funeral ceremony at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday July 14, 2018 at Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27, Fountain City.  Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Saturday July 14, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia's name to Reid Health Foundation for Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway Richmond, Indiana 47374 or to a charity of your choosing.

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Dear Julie and Beth, I am sorry to read of your mother's passing. May God and His Angels watch over you and your family in the days ahead.

Debbie (Stratton) Hopkins Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

May all your beautiful memories comfort you at this time. So sorry for your loss.

Anita Rosett Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Julie, I was saddened to hear that your mother had died. I also lost my mother early this past spring. Please know that she lives through you in many ways.

Stephanie Jacobsen Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you on this Saturday.

David & Margaret Lipscomb Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Julie, my condolences to you and your family. Every time I drive down Backmeyer I look at and appreciate the decorated tree. How nice to continue the tradition.

Nancy Rankin Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Gerry and I send our sincere sympathies. We loved your mom and dad. We were blessed to have met them in Florida and will be forever grateful. We always looked forward to seeing her every year. We will miss that visit. I am sad I didnt get to talk to her recently. We usually talk during the summer. God bless you and your family

Betty and Gerry Espanola Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Julie and Beth,
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times gathering at your house while growing up. I have such fond memories of your mom and her bright smile.
My thoughts are with you.

Debra Scahill Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Julie, Beth and Families,   So sorry to hear about Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending hugs also.

Mike and Sandy Reynolds Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM


Grant and I were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.  No words can help at this time, but hopefully, your memories and the love of family and friends will get you through this difficult time.

Grant and Joanna Markley Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Julie and Beth...I will always remember your mom as a loving and caring person.  She loved family and welcomed me as a member of her family.  She will be missed.  Love and prayers to both of you and your families.

Margie Hines (Brady) Osbourn Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

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