Patricia Traster

CINCINNATI - Patricia Lynn Traster, 67, of Indian Lake, passed away June 7, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa on October 31, 1947, to Ethelyn Tracy Cooper and the late James W. Cooper. Patricia married Vernon Lee Traster on June 16, 1967.

Patricia was a 1965 graduate of Indianola (Iowa) High School and graduated with a B.A. from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa in 1969. She taught French and English at Franklin Junior High School in Des Moines until 1975, then went on to teach at Ada High School in Ada, Ohio for 28 years beginning in 1979. She retired in 2007. Patricia was a loyal colleague and a beloved, dedicated teacher.

Patricia is survived by her mother Lynn Cooper (Bellefontaine, Ohio), husband Vernon Traster (Huntsville, Ohio), son Marshall Traster (Alameda, California), daughter Andrea Rosenthal Warnken, son-in-law Troy Warnken and granddaughters Eva and Mae Rosenthal (Cincinnati, Ohio), aunt and uncle Sondra and James Cooney (Charlotte, North Carolina) and numerous cousins in Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina.

A Celebration of Life Open House and Reception will be held at Ada High School on Saturday, July 11th from 1-4pm. Memorial services and grave-side dedication will be held in Indianola and Melbourne, Iowa in September.

Contributions may be made to The Ada High School Foundation for the Patricia Lynn Traster Memorial Scholarship Fund, Liberty National Bank, c/o Linda Fleming, P.O. Box 135, Ada, OH 45810, or The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Road Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220.

Published in Weekly Currents from June 28 to June 29, 2015
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