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Patricia Harbach Obituary

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HARBACH, Patricia of Middletown went to be with the Lord February 11, 2011 at 4:21 am from the Atrium Medical Center where she had been a patient for 4 weeks. The adopted child of Clark and Ollie Van Camp of Franklin, Ohio. She was born in Menifee County, KY June 5, 1932. She moved to Ohio at the age of 2 ½ years old. She attended Franklin schools and was proud of her graduation later in life. She lived with her mother until 1949 when she married Fredric R. "Bikie" Harbach of Red Lion. Pat was a wonderful mother and homemaker as well as a great wife of 61 years. She was employed by Franklin City Schools and Jefferson Township Schools for 25 years as a cafeteria worker. She also worked as a child care provider for First Baptist Daycare and P.J.'s Preschool Junction. Pat was an active member and participant of Franklin, Trenton and Middletown Nazarene Churches for 77 years. Most recently she has attended the Sacred Dwelling place where her daughter Shirley Harbach is assistant pastor. Patricia was preceded in death by her adopted parents Clark and Ollie Van Camp; her step-sisters, Leola Morton, Gertrude Fink and Lillian Roberts; her son-in-law, Dale Trowbridge and her great-grandson, Nicholas Curtis. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Fredric R. Harbach; 3 daughters of Middletown, Vicki Trowbridge, Shirley Harbach, and Melody (Thomas) Johnson; 5 grandchildren, Kathleen (David) Beelek of Foley, MO, Vickilynne (Kevin) Fall of Madison Township, Anthony Johnson of West Carrolton, OH, Joseph Johnson of Parris Island, SC and Steven Johnson of Jacksonville, NC who are both serving in the US Marines.; 7 great - grandchildren, Christofer Curtis, Jillian Beelek and Alyssa Beelek of Foley, MO, Seth Stewart of West Chester, OH and Abbigale, Miller and Charlie Jo Fall of Madison Township. Her visitation will be held Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Sacred Dwelling Place next to the Reed Center at 1430 Oxford State Road in Middletown, Ohio. The funeral will be Monday, February 14, 2011 at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home at 10:00 am. The funeral will be conducted by Dr. Virgil Applegate, Rev. Roy Shepherd and Rev. Shirley Harbach. Interment will be at Springboro Cemetery. Patricia's testimony is spoken best in the words of the Apostle Paul in II Timothy 4: 6-8 "For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge , shall give me at that day: and not to me only but unto all them, also that love his appearing." As a final word from the deceased I bid God's blessing to all who attend.

Published in Journal-News on Feb. 12, 2011
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