Patricia L. (Shrode) Schapker, age 82, of Evansville passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital.
Patricia retired after 28 years of driving a school bus for the North Posey School Corporation. She was a member of St Wendel Catholic Church. She enjoyed life, socializing with friends, playing bingo and crocheting.
Mrs. Schapker was preceded in death by her first husband, Francis Will in 1953; by her husband of 46 years, Francis Schapker, in 2003; by her parents, Gilman and Elizabeth (Antey) Shrode; by two sisters, Susan Bunch and Delores O'Nan and by her brother, Samuel Shrode.
Patricia is survived by her daughters, Barbara (David) Williams and Cathy (Michael) Dyson, both of St. Wendel; three sons, Thomas (Linda) Schapker of Cynthiana, Gary (Janet) Schapker of Evansville and Terry Schapker of Owensville; sisters, Elsie Beasley of Grandview, IN, Bonita Shoemaker of Gibson City, IL, Donna Starkey of Hot Springs, MO, Judy Polk of Boonville and Jennie Wathen and June Lovell both of Dale, IN and one brother, Alfred Shrode of Rockport, IN. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service held at 4:00 P.M. Friends may also visit with the family from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Friday at St. Wendel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Wendel Catholic Church, 10542 W. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720.
Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com