Patricia Ann Sterling, 85, of Kenton, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, as a result of a massive stroke. She was born at home in Hardin County on July 22, 1936, to the late Guy W. and Ruth (Baum) Sterling. She is also preceded in death by her only sister, Mary Marie Sterling, and special friends: Robert G. Reed Jr. and Don R. Lay.
She is survived by many close friends, including Jane Lay, Tony Lay, Kathy (Todd) Dawson, Teresa (Dennis) Walls and their son Robert Walls.
Patty was a graduate of Belle Center High School. She earned her LPN in 1958 in the first class of the Lima School of Practical Nursing. She was a nurse first at San Antonio Hospital, then at Hardin Memorial Hospital, and she retired after working nearly 25 years with Dr. Jay Pfeiffer in Kenton.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was a 7th Degree Member of the Lawrence Valley Grange. She had been active in the Hardin County Homemakers’ Moonlighters Club, the Red Hats, the Kings’ Daughters, and the Sewing Circle at the Hardin Memorial Hospital.
Patty decorated wedding cakes for many years, liked to read mysteries, and enjoyed attending Ohio State Football games.
Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth Street, Belle Center. Burial to follow in Fairview McDonald Cemetery in Kenton.
Sincere gratitude is expressed to her home health aide and friend, Diane Freshcorn; the staff of Hardin Hills Health Center; Heartland Hospice; and the congregation of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Roundhead, Ohio 43346, or to the Mary Lou Johnson-Hardin County District Library, 325 E Columbus Street, Kenton, Ohio 43326.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, BELLE CENTER is honored to serve the Sterling family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com.