Patricia J. “Pat” McKibbin, 79, Millersburg, passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on Nov. 11, 2020, in South Bend, to Herman and Betty (Kugler) Ruch.
She grew up in South Bend and graduated in 1959 from Riley High School. She was married on Oct. 7, 1961, in South Bend to Michael D. “Mike” McKibbin who preceded her on Sept. 2, 2017. She formerly lived in Wolcottville until she moved to Millersburg in 1982. She was formerly employed at Goshen Die Cutting and with Purdue University as a milk supervisor 16 years.
She is survived by two daughters: Laurie Edwards of Millersburg and Michelle McKibbin of Ligonier; two sons, Daniel and John McKibbin both of Millersburg; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Kathleen (Michael) Clewell of Charlotte, N.C. and Janet (John) Woods of Hiram, Ga.; two brothers: Shane Ruch of Melbourne, Fla. and David (Lisa) Ruch of Charlotte, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Denny Ruch, and two half-brothers, Tom Jeffries and David Cowger.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Private family burial will be in the Eldridge Cemetery in Middlebury.
Preferred memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. To send condolences to the family in memory of Patricia McKibbin, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com