SHELBY-Patsy "Pat" Marie Putnam Johannessen, 77, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Wendover Hospice House.
A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Malcolm and Laura Etta McSwain Putnam.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Inez Connor, Lena Baker, and Jessie Wall; and brothers, Jimmie Putnam, John Putnam, William Putnam, and Sam Putnam.
Patsy was an active member of Polkville Baptist Church. She worked for PPG Industries. She was a wonderful cook, loved children, working in the yard and cutting grass. Patsy loved to travel, enjoyed the west coast and especially the Bald Mountains.
Patsy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Howard Johannessen; two sons, Robert Greene and wife Jenny of Shelby, and Gary Greene and wife Tina of Shelby; two grandchildren, Ashley Conley and Laney Greene; three great-grandchildren, Abby Greene, Ayden Conley, and A.J. Conley; sisters, Della Walker of Lattimore, JoAnn Bridges of Ellenboro, Jean Farabee of High Point, and Diane Padgett of Lattimore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory. At other times, the family will be at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Polkville Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Rick Hamrick
Burial: Church cemetery, following the service
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Johannessen
Memorials: May be sent to the Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, N.C. 28150 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com