Patricia ‘Pat’ A. Naylor Stine, 91, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Mulberry Health, she had been in failing health.
She was born Sept. 6, 1927 in Webster City, Iowa, daughter of the late Ivyl and Hazel Ray Naylor.
Mrs. Stine attended school through her junior year at Wea, and graduated from Stockwell High School. She was married to Raymond Stine at the Stidham United Methodist Church and he preceded her in death March 26, 2015. Following graduation, she was employed by the Tippecanoe County Cooperative Extension Office, it was there she met her future husband. Pat and Ray were married Aug. 7, 1948. In March of 1963 she and Ray moved their family from the Buck Creek area and began farming in the Wingate community. Pat assisted with activities on the farm, she was a great cook and the farm help could always expect a tasty meal.
She was active in New Hope Chapel Church as a Sunday School teacher, assisted with VBS and the Champs Program. She served as a 4-H Leader and was instrumental in helping many young ladies learn how to sew and make yeast rolls. Pat was also active in the local Home Extension club and served as county President. She enjoyed the role as homemaker and took great pleasure in hosting family gatherings. You would have been hard-pressed to not find cookies in her cookie jar! She was an ‘amazing lady full of grace, dignity and kindness’.
Survivors include two children, a daughter, Becky (Ed) Miller of Ligonier and son, Steve (Kristi) Stine of Wingate; four grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Flora, Kelly (Josh) Hoffman, Sina (Mickey) Parks and Matt (Rachel) Stine; great-grandchildren Isaac and Grant Flora, Kaden Parks, Grace, Milly, Campbell and Everett Stine, Everly and Oakley Hoffman; a sister, Virginia Bush Simison, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Kermit Naylor, two sisters, Phyllis Gregg and Nancy Cripe.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Chapel in Wingate.
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