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Patricia Villasana


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Patricia R. Villasana

BUCYRUS: Patricia R. Villasana, 84, of Bucyrus, passed away following a short illness on Friday, June 20, 2014.

Pat was born May 20, 1930 in Bucyrus to the late Arden and Hazel (McCullough) Phenicie. She attended Bucyrus High School and was a very caring mother to her children, especially her daughter Joyce Ann Thompson who had cerebral palsy. She found her passion in cooking and managed many restaurants in the area, working well into her upper 70's before retiring. She was married to Ray Villasana for 36 years prior to his death in 2009.

Pat was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was an independent lady who believed in doing things right the first time, especially when it came to cooking. Pat loved working in her flower garden and looked forward to her annual trip to Oakland Nursery where she would pick up her favorite passion flowers to plant. She was known as "Nana" by all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and Pat was known for her extensive cookbook collection. She also cherished her vast collection of menus which were given to her by people while on trips and vacations and included restaurants from all over North America.

Pat is survived by two children, Molli Carey and Jeff (Patty) Thompson of Bucyrus; four step-children, Tony (Susan) Villasana of St. Louis, Theresa Villasana and Tammy Johnson, of Bucyrus and Tina (Donnie) Moore of Columbus; three grandchildren, Vanessa (Ken Auck) Shutler, Russ (Mai) Thompson and Leslie Thompson; six step-grandchildren, Andy Villasana, Matt (Jill) Villasana, Nick Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Carmen Moore and Wyatt Moore; four great grandchildren, Garrett Shutler, Austin Shutler, Brandon Shutler and Shawn Henry Thompson; two step-great grandchildren, Reed and Maggie Villasana; and a sister-in-law, Arleta Phenicie.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Thompson and a brother, Norman Phenicie.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 23 at Wise Funeral Service, where her prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Fr. John Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the funeral home and to share an online expression of sympathy, please visit her page at www.wisefuneral.com.

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Published in the Telegraph-Forum on June 21, 2014
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