PATRICIA ANNE "PATTY" VINSON, 85, of Plainfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. She was born Sept. 7, 1927 the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Wharton in Oberlin, Ohio. She earned her B.A. at Oberlin University in 1949 and her M.A. at St. Francis University in 1970. She married Leonard B. "Vinny" Vinson on Dec. 15, 1951. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1989. She worked for the Fort Wayne Community Schools as an Elementary Education Teacher and later as a Consultant for 29 years retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church where she served as Trustee and was involved in the Stephen Ministries. She was also a member of the P.E.O. as a "Golden Girl" 60 year member, Chapter C.M. Plainfield. She was a volunteer at St. Marks Episcopal Church Lion's Den Hot Lunch Program and a volunteer at the Van Buren Elementary School reading program. Patty is survived by three children, Christine (Victor) Fuller, David (Cheri) Vinson, and Lisa Krumwiede; a brother, Frank "Bud" (Lynn) Wharton; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Melissa) Davis, Sara Krumwiede, Carson (Amanda) Davis, Gretchen Krumwiede, and Neil Vinson; a great-grandson, Gavin Klinger; and a cousin, Robert (Penny) Williams. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Andrew Krumwiede and a great-granddaughter, Claire Davis. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in the Plainfield United Methodist Church, 600 Simmons St., where friends may call on Saturday one hour prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G
or St. Marks Lions' Den Lunch Program. Arrangements by Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Online condolences may be sent to the Vinson family at www.hamptongentry.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 17, 2013