Florence E. Patterson, 84, Brazil, passed away at 9:48 a.m., Jan. 29, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Brazil, to William and Ella (Darting) Love.
She graduated from Brazil High School.
In her younger years, she worked for Modern Cleaners, Brazil. Florence enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles, going out to eat, and watching hummingbirds. She was known to her family as a selfless person who loved her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ella Love, husband John L. "Pat" Patterson, sisters Wilma Love and Marguerite Thornberry and an infant daughter Kay Ellen Patterson
She is survived by Johnna Kayler and husband Robert, Rockville, Jane Ann Heaton and husband Bob, Terre Haute, Janette Rose and husband Don, and Bob Patterson and wife Michel, Terre Haute, grandchildren, Danny Jackson, Dawn Haubour, Patrick Jackson, Stacie Rose, Kari Rose, Allison Russell, Travis Heaton, Nick, Ryan and John Robert Patterson, great-grandchildren, Mattison, Landon, Chaela, Malerie, Cadence, and Aubrey as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ron Bontrager officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to an organization of your choice. To light a candle in her memory visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com.