2017-07-18 / Obituaries

Patricia L. (Smith) Stapert


Patricia L. Stapert Patricia L. Stapert Patricia L. (Smith) Stapert, 81, of Freedom, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 10, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Patricia was born in Owen County, Indiana, on September 5, 1935 to Clovis and Alice (Bixler) Smith.

Patricia worked at RCA in Bloomington as a stock handler, and Depauw University and McCormick’s Creek Elementary School as a cook.

Patricia is survived by her children, Fred Jennings, Brenda (Jack) Long, Charles A. (Donna) Dwigans, Sr., Darlena “Wiener” (Steve) Sides, Annie (Eric) Timberlake, Lora (Gary Carter) Jackson, daughter-in-law, T. Elaine Dwigans, David Stapert, Richard (Crissy) Stapert, Delmar Stapert, Rebecca Eggers, Jerry (Sarrah) Stapert; sister, Alice L. Pursell; 29 grandchildren; 53 greatgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph “Bud” Stapert; sons, Ted R. Dwigans, Jr., Joseph Stapert, Jr.; daughter-in-laws, Lora Stapert, Robin Stapert; son-in-law, Archie Eggers; one grandson, Charles Allen Dwigans, Jr.; brothers, Allen Lyman Smith and Fredrick Lowell Smith.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements provided by West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.

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