Patricia Gavit

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MINSTER — Patricia M. Gavit, age 65, of Minster, Ohio, died at 11:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at her home after a six month illness.

She was born on March 17, 1951, in Coldwater, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Clare (Borchers) Winner. She married Michael J. Gavit on Aug. 7, 1974, in Minster, Ohio, and he survives in Minster.

She is also survived by children, Katie and Brett Simon, Cincinnati, Erin and Phillip Frilling, Minster, Joseph and Maura Gavit, Minster; grandchildren Michael, Daniel and Joanna Simon; brothers and sisters Ronald and Cheryl Winner, Florida, Roger (Pete) and Sarah Winner, Tipp City, Jane and Jim Hatfield, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Judy Winner, Minster, Greg and Teresa Winner, Minster; in-laws Susan Winner, Minster, Peter LaFalce, Lexington, Kentucky, and Mary Ann Winner, Fort Loramie; mother-in-law Dorothy Gavit, North Star.

She was preceded in death by a brother Richard Winner and sister Pamela LaFalce.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and a member of the choir. She was also a member of the Arrowhead Ladies Association, Auglaize/Mercer YMCA. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening and dancing. She was a graduate of Wright State University and The University of Dayton and was a teacher and guidance counselor for Minster schools for 36 years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 17, 2016, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie with Reverend Steven Shoup celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minster High School Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be made at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 13 to May 14, 2016