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Leona I. Patterson, 91, North Manchester

Leona I. Patterson, 91, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in North Manchester. She was a resident of North Manchester and formerly of Morgantown.

She was born Oct. 30, 1922, in  St. Hilaire, Minn., to Oscar F. and Leona L. (Just) Carlson. She was raised in Iron River, Mich.

She married Patrick O. Patterson on July 29, 1945. He preceded her in death.

She lived in Indianapolis for nearly 30 years and then was a resident of Brown County for more than 30 years.

She is survived by a son, Patrick O. (Barbara) Patterson Jr. of Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.; three daughters, Peggy J. Naile of Whiteland, Wendy J. (John) Ostermeyer of Monrovia and Vicky L. (Steve) Eisenhut of Roanoke;  11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; identical twin sister, Leora I. Markwort of California; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Surella J. Wodzinski.

Leona earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Michigan University in Marquette and her master’s degree in library science from Butler University.

She retired in 1989 after 15 years as librarian at Indian Creek Middle School in Trafalgar. Previously, she was librarian at Harrison Hill Elementary School in Lawrence. She was a dedicated Girl Scout leader for many years and was a member of the National Education Association, Countryside Spinners and Weavers of Johnson County, Brown County Bluebird Society and Humm’n Strummers Musical Group.

A celebration of life gathering was Jan. 19 at Morgantown United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, 2611 Waterfront Parkway East Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel.

  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road