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Patricia B. Jones, 85 went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2017. She was born on August 28, 1932 in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Mankato, MN. She started going "steady" with her husband to be (Leigh) when they were sophomores in high school. They were married August 8, 1954, after she completed her nurses training (RN) at Bethesda Hospital in St Paul, MN and Leigh graduated from the University of Minnesota.
She is survived by her husband, Leigh and 5 children; Steven(Lisa), Jeff (Deena), Cindy Pippin (Dwayne), Vicki Robinson (Dimitri) and Karen Gabbard (Rodney). 13 grandchildren, Cory Jones, Dylan Jones (Jessica), Scott Jones, Tabetha Frost (Robert), Devyn Partin (Jacob), Evan Robinson (Stephanie), Ty Robinson (Danielle), Jay Robinson (Sarah), Kim Quiles (Adam), Lukas Gabbard, Griffin Gabbard, Dawson Gabbard and Jeremiah. 9 great grandchildren. Kinley Frost, Harlow Frost, Declan Frost, Wesley Partin, Gavin Partin, Ethan Robinson, Mikah Robinson, Malachi Robinson and Evelyn Rose Robinson.
Besides raising 5 children Pat worked in the maternity ward at Berea Hospital for several years and after that worked with Dr. Louise Hutchins as her nurse/driver for 18 years in bringing medical services to the women of Eastern Kentucky.
Pat enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, traveling and taking ski trips with Leigh. She had a wonderful voice and sang with the Richmond Choral Society and her church choir. She taught a 6th grade Sunday School class where she was affectionately known to her students as Grandma Jones.
Memorial donations may be made to Berea Baptist Church, 310 Chestnut St., or Hospice Care Plus of Berea, 208 Kidd Dr., Berea, KY. 40403
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 3 at 2 p.m. at the Berea Baptist Church.
Published on September 1, 2017
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