Patricia Ann Reabe, 82, of Beverly, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Colonial Place with her daughter, Cathy, and the Rev. Eli Hostetler by her side.
She was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Bridgeport, a daughter of Ruth Hill Smith and Late C. Smith.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Ann Reabe; her parents; her sister, Carol Hunter; and sister, Hope Kasel.
Patricia is survived by two sons, John and his wife, Brenda, of Collierville, Tenn., and Tom Reabe and his wife, Kelly, of Windermere, Fla.; two daughters, Cathy Wilmoth and husband, Philip, of Fairmont and Mary Ann Price and husband, Vincent, of Elkins; and seven grandchildren, Eric Reabe, Aaron Reabe, Andrew, Matthew and Gregory Wilmoth, Nigel Price and Samantha Taylor and husband, Travis. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Gage and Greyson, children of her only granddaughter, Samantha; a sister, Gracie May Keyser of Bridgeport; a brother-in-law, Jim Reabe and his wife, Lois, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Patricia was a single parent and a hard-working woman. She felt her biggest accomplishments were her education, her career and providing for her children. Grandma Pat loved her grandchildren and was always interested in what they were doing. She enjoyed baking and sewing. Patricia was a graduate of Bridgeport High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Davis & Elkins College in 1953. She worked for Memorial General Hospital, Family Health Service and retired from Youth Health Service. She was a member of Beverly United Methodist Church and loved her church friends. The family appreciates the many hours that Pat's daughter, Mary Ann, spent with her. They also want to thank Kitty Hamrick, mom's senior center care companion, for her friendship and encouragement. The family would like to thank every department at Colonial Place for their excellent care of Pat. They are pleased she could spend her final days surrounded by these caring staff members. She kept busy while residing there by working on her stamp collection and working puzzles. They also want to say thanks to the caring staff at Davis Medical Center.
Family and friends will be received at Tomblyn Funeral Home, 45 Randolph Ave. in Elkins Saturday, Feb. 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Beverly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 130, Beverly, WV 26253 or the Elkins YMCA, 400 Davis Ave., Elkins, WV 26241. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Patricia Ann Reabe. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.