Patricia Andrews


Lifelong resident of Defiance, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Patricia Ruth Andrews, 84, passed away on July 14, 2014, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on March 22, 1930, to Vernon and Florence (Weippert) Hendricks in Defiance, Ohio. She was a past member of the Defiance Hospital Auxiliary and a past executive director of the Tuberculosis Association. She was a homemaker, volunteered with community organizations, and worked for the Defiance County Board of Elections. Pat will miss her friends with the Lunch Bunch, Wednesday night dinner group and her bridge club.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerry; daughters and best friends, Michelle (Wesley) Speed of Birmingham, Ala., and Mary Beth (William) Dunn of Archbold, Ohio; her four granddaughters, who all thought they were her favorite, Mary Jeanne (Alan) McRee, Elaine (Jeff) Burns, Jacquelyn Dunn and Emma Dunn; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn (Junior) Schwab of Napoleon.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home Inc., Defiance, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview Memory Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Defiance County Hospice. Online condolences can be given at

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  • To Jerry, Carolyn, and Pat's beautiful family,

    I remember a beautiful, laughing friend who was always fun to be with.  I am so glad I visited Defiance last sumer and had dinner with the Wednesday night group and saw Jerry and Pat.  Pat and I not only went to grade school and high school together, we also worked together at the All Star Products Company.  Carolyn was always willing to share her sister with us and I am grateful.  My love and prayers are with you all.

    Nora Lee (Bayliss) Robinson