PERKINS Patricia I. (Bennett) Perkins, 78, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2012. She was born March 23, 1933 in Columbus, Oh. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles H. Perkins, parents Raymond and Mary Bennett, Raymond ("Buck" her brother), and sisters Betty, Peg, and Frances. Patricia is survived by her children, John (Fran) Perkins, Nancy (Joe) Ferla, Christine (Blair) Schuler, Cheryl Perkins, Jerry (Toni) Perkins, Mary Jane (Chris) Keleher, and Rick (Christina) Perkins; sisters, Nancy Jane Tumeo and Martha Cockran; and sister-in-law, Sara Perkins. She is also survived by grandchildren, Rob, Michelle, Victoria, Christina, Katie, Finian and Raven; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Alisha, Cody, Lainey, Payton, Broderick, Jimmy and a baby due in the fall. Mom was a confidant to and shared her wisdom with all of her kids and grandkids and will truly be missed. Her primary hobbies were collecting fabric, sewing, quilting, doll making, weaving, lace making, and many types of needlework. She was often referred to as "the crazy old cat lady" because of her love of cats. She was always a strong advocate for all animals and a lover of nature. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 30th 4-7 p.m. at HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State Street, Westerville, Ohio followed by a chapel service and burial at St Joseph Cemetery, 6440 S. High St, Lockbourne, Ohio on January 31st at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to an animal shelter of your choice.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 29, 2012
Hill Funeral Home
220 South State Street Westerville, OH 43081