Patsy was born May 21, 1930, in Missouri, the daughter of Marvin and Rosa Thompson. She was a long time resident of the Clay City area, and a graduate of the Clay City High School class of 1948. While in high school she was a four-year varsity cheerleader. In recent years she was a resident of Riley.
Patsy spent 28 years working for the United States Postal Service. She was appointed Postmaster of Prairieton, Ind., in 1974, a position she held until her retirement in 1998. She was a long time member of the Clay City Order of the Eastern Star. She was connected to Blackhawk Community Church through Pastor Jeff Lee. He had the privilege of baptizing Patsy with family by her side. Her family members were her treasures here on Earth. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. It brought Patsy much joy to attend the many activities in which her grandchildren participated.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husbands Paul "Gene" Lowe and John Harlan Butts.
Patsy is survived by two sons: Jack Lowe and John Butts and wife Lisa, two daughters: Debby Laswell and husband Steve and Cathy Dayhuff and husband Jay. They were very devoted to their mom in her time of need. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren: Whitney Butts, Callie Dayhuff, Courtney Dayhuff, Jason Laswell and wife Melanie, Jennifer Hamilton and husband Kurt, Rustin Laswell and wife Stacy. This wonderful woman also leaves behind eight beautiful great-grandchildren: Elyssa, Alexis, Tyler, Mason, Lane, Kody, Lucas, and Nathan. Her trusted companion Delilah will miss their walks. Patsy was grateful to have so many special friends. She appreciated their helpful ways, especially Davina, Kelly, and Chris. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City, Indiana on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery with pallbearers John Butts, Steve Laswell, Jay Dayhuff, Jason Laswell, Rusty Laswell, and Kurt Hamilton carrying her to her final resting place. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Sunday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers her family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Patsy would want to help others in need, especially the children.