Patricia A. Burris Cripe, 84, Laketon, passed while her daughter read her scriptures at 4:33 pm, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at her residence.
Patricia was born on June 8, 1936, in Tipton, to the late Paul A. and Annetta (Cunningham) Burris. She married on Aug. 30, 1953, in Liberty Mills, Indiana to Ernest D. Cripe, he survives.
She had worked for the Manchester Veterinary Clinic (Terrill’s) as an assistant for many years. She then was the Office Manager for Cripe Mobile Home Transport of Laketon for over 18 years.
Patricia was a member of the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. She loved playing euchre and was lovingly called the “Euchre Queen” and was an excellent cook. She took pride in being a homemaker. She always enjoyed her time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.
Patricia is survived by her husband Ernie Cripe, Laketon; sons Randall and wife Debra Cripe, North Manchester; and Ricky Scott and wife Nadine Cripe, Laketon; a daughters Beth Anne and husband Tim Woodward, North Manchester; and Dawn Michele and husband Danny Schafer, Laketon; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister Cindy Pratt, Pendleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Lita Altherr, and a brother Richard “Dick” Burris.
In your own way, please remember and celebrate how Patricia Cripe’s life impacted yours.
The arrangements for Mrs. Cripe have been entrusted to Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Animal Shelter of Wabash County 810 Manchester Ave, Wabash, IN 46992 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.