Patricia J. "Pat" Elrich

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Patricia "Pat" J. Elrich

WASHINGTON C.H: Patricia "Pat" J. Elrich, age 77, of Washington Court House, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:14 a.m. at the Mt. Carmel Medical Center Columbus.

She was born on December 3, 1936 in Washington Court House, Ohio to William and Garnet Streitenberger Merritt. She worked at the Fayette County Health Department for over 12 years and 11 years at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute. Her most enjoyable moments were being with her family and friends. She enjoyed playing cards, board games and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, William K. Elrich Jr.; brothers, Floyd, Carl, Leo, Marion and Billie; sisters, Kathryn, Joanne and Barbara.

She is survived by her children: Patti (Randy) Myers of Chambersburg, PA, Robert (Cindy) Elrich of WCH, John (Lana) Elrich of WCH, Teri (J.D.) Williams of Williamsport, OH, Jim (Marsha) Elrich of WCH, Jane (Mike) Bane of Chillicothe, and Matthew Elrich of WCH; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and expecting soon two more great grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and cousins; and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17th at 11am at the Summers Funeral Home with Danny Dodds officiating with burial in the Sugar Grove Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4 until 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pat's memory to Hospice of Fayette County, 222 N. Oakland Ave, WCH, OH 43160 and the Fayette Co. Humane Society at 153 S Main St. Washington C.H., OH 43160. Online condolences may be sent to

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Summers Funeral Home
223 W Market St Washington Court House, OH 43160
(740) 335-6078
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Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on May 16, 2014