2015-10-06 / Obituaries

LaVaughn Patten, 88

LaVaughn Patten, 88, Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at IU Health-Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on December 5, 1926 in Owen County, and was the daughter of the late Harold H. “Banty” Smith and Eva Madonna (Hart) Smith. She married Robert “Bob” M. Patten on August 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2008.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Patten and wife, Joyce, of Cloverdale; daughter-in-law, Pattie Patten of Cloverdale; sister, Ellen Davies and Bill of Cloverdale; brothers, Max F. Smith and Anita of Cloverdale, Harold H. “Red” Smith, Jr. and Maxine of Quincy, and Michael L. Smith and Marsha of Gosport; grandchildren, Matthew Patten and Hallie, Aaron Patten and fiancée Michelle, Travis Patten and Morgan, and Kyle Patten and Edna; great-grandchildren, Maya and Rory; sisters-in-law, Annabeth Smith of Greencastle, Rita Smith of Cloverdale, and Patty Drook of Indianapolis.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Mark Patten; and her brothers, Elvin Boyd “Epp” Smith and Delmas Joe Smith.

She was the former co-owner/operator of Smith Farm Machinery in Cloverdale. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ.

She loved to travel, attend auctions, and go out to lunch at any time with family and friends. She took much pride in her family and home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cloverdale Church of Christ and/or the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Condolences may be sent to the family at cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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