Services for Patsy Ruth Lynn, 86, of Vandalia, will be at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Vandalia First Christian Church with Rev. Mike Leake and Rev. Jamie Franke officiating. Burial will follow in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 5 to 7 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lynn died at 12:35 a.m., June 20, 2022, at Tri County Care Center.
She was born on July 29, 1935, in Wellsville, the daughter of Ralph Daniel and Erna Lucille Young Smith.
Patsy married Donald Raymond Lynn on June 6, 1953, in Vandalia and he died earlier on Sept. 4, 2017.
Survivors include three daughters: Rose (Marvin) Yager of Vandalia, Lori (Jeff) Leake of Perry, and Gina (Calvin) Brown of Perry, one sister in law; Jane Smith, seven grandchildren; Amy Stowers, Anthony (Shelley) Yager, Amanda (Zach) Scrogin, Mike (Nikki) Leake, Jeremy (Danielle) Hopke, Jason (Leeann) Brown, and Jodi Elliott, fourteen great grandchildren; Aarron (Lindsey) Hull, Hydie Flowers, Halynna Yager, Justin and Dylan Stowers, Colton, Levi, and Owen Hopke, Kaibree Smith, Neilee and Leeson Brown, Isaiah and Hannah Leake, and Adley Elliott, seven great great grandchildren; Ashlyn and Ryan Grammar, Ian, Parker, and Easton Hull, Mya and Nattie Bodimer, along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Her parents, her husband, three sisters; Helen Stinnett, Betty Bontz, and Donna Darnell, and one brother; Danny Smith, all died earlier.
Mrs. Lynn was a member of the Vandalia First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School for special needs children and was also a member of the Pike County Genealogy Society. She worked at Bobbi Brooks for several years before retiring and becoming a homemaker. Patsy enjoyed spending her time doing genealogy, sewing, reading, and listening to music. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Yager, Jeremy Hopke, Jason Brown, Zach Scrogin, Aarron Hull, and Justin Stowers.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia First Christian Church, in care of Bienhoff Funeral Home, P.O. Box 54, Vandalia, MO.