Grace "Lucille" Patterson, 92

Grace "Lucille" Patterson, 92, of Wabash, died at 12:58 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare in LaFontaine. 

She was born Aug. 31, 1926, at the historic Arnold Potter House in Yates County, N.Y., to Fenton and Amelia (Drake) Wagar.
Lucille was a 1944 graduate of PennYan High School in New York. She married Carl Gilbert "Gib" Patterson at the Arnold Potter House (the same house in which she was born) in New York on June 5, 1948; he died April 26, 2010. She was an accessory buyer in her early years. She owned and operated Drapery Fashion 20 years. 

Lucille was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wabash, and a former member of the First Lutheran Church of Leipsic, Ohio, where she served in the Women's Circle, and sewed lap blankets for missions. She was the quintessential homemaker, was an avid seamstress, and was known for her pies and doughnuts. She was a 4-H leader, enjoyed traveling, and rarely missed a grandchild's event. She and her husband also lived in Orange County, Calif., spent 20 years in Florida, and in Ottawa, Ohio, in a house she designed, before moving to Wabash.

She is survived by four children, Cliff (Mary) Patterson of Olney, Md., Sharon (Carl) Ubis of Sacramento, Calif., Beverly (Nick) Ferry of Wabash, and Raymond (Tania) Patterson of Calgary, Alberta Canada; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Patterson of Frederick, Md., Katie (Lance) Lafon of Blacksburg, Va., Michael Ferry and Clifford Ferry, both of Los Angeles, Calif., John Ferry of Santa Monica, Calif., David Patterson, Emiley Patterson, Margaret Patterson, and James Patterson, all of Calgary; five great-grandchildren, Grace Lafon, Addison Lafon, and Mason Lafon, all of Blacksburg, Camille Patterson and Gibby Patterson, both of Frederick; and her brother, Larry (Diana) Wagar of Lima, Ohio. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, James, Norris and George Wagar, and two sisters, Mabel Horton and Loretta Wagar.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Wabash Street, Wabash, with Dr. Kent Young officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-5pm Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials are Trinity Lutheran Church or Wabash County Transit.

The memorial guest book for Lucille may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Aug 14