Patricia L. Cole, 86, of Uhrichsville, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at Park Village in Dover. Born March 1, 1935 in Tuscarawas, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Warren Byron and Helen Elizabeth (Walton) Lorenz.
On January 8, 1955, Patty married Jay Frank Cole, with whom she enjoyed over 59 years of marriage until his passing on April 3, 2014. They are survived by their children, Bryan (Dianne) Cole, Rhonda (Frank) Sayre, and Kimberly (Dave) Baker; grandchildren, Jami Cope, Keri (Ross) Lindsey, Kristen (Zach) Gallion, and Rachelle Cole; great-grandchildren, Sydney Sayre, Zoe and Cylis Gallion, Owen and Oliver Lindsey, and Emily Cope; and a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Patty is also survived by her sister, Donna (Bob) Affolter, and a large extended family, which includes numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Jim Huff; sister-in-law, Bonnie Lorenz; and other close family members, Joann Lorenz and Diane Lorenz. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Tom, Kenny, Jimmy, Bill, and Bob; sisters, Mary and Linda; and her twin, Peggy.
Patty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker who will be remembered for her delicious home cooking. She delighted in the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles. Patty also worked for Puritan Laundry, Miller Studio, and several area nursing homes and was a longtime member of Leesville Faith Community Chapel.
Pastor Doug McFadden will officiate a 1 p.m. funeral on Monday, Oct. 4, at the R. K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow beside her beloved husband in the Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery in Gnadenhutten. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, prior to her service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund and Leesville Faith Community Chapel. Patty’s family requests that all who attend please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.