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Patricia C. "Patty" Willinghurst

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Patricia C. "Patty" Willinghurst Obituary
WILLINGHURST, PATRICIA C. "PATTY" 90, returned to her Heavenly Father on Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014 while at Baptist Healthcare of Louisville.

Patty was born in Louisville on March 31, 1924 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmetzer. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and Spaulding University; where she received her teaching degree and then went on to be a Librarian at St. Raphael the Archangel Church; where she was a member for 30+ years. Patty also loved animals, she volunteered to both the KY Humane Society and the Shamrock Foundation.

Along with her parents; her husband, John A. Willinghurst Sr; and son John A. Willinghurst Jr. have preceded her in death.

Left to carry on her beautiful memory are her brother, Charles J. Schmetzer; sons, Charles R. Willinghurst "Randy" (Alice), and Robert Steven Willinghurst "Steve" (Stephanie); grandchildren, Dr. Laurie Willinghurst-Stroh (John), Stephanie A. Jarboe (Rusty), Leandra L. Shellman (Craig), Chris Willinghurst, Sarah E. Willinghurst, Jennifer M. Gordon (Chris), Lauren Sands (Blake), and Courtney Maloney (Jeff); along with 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, Bardstown Road at Lancashire Ave., with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy be made to either the KY Humane Society or The Shamrock Foundation.


Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2014
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