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Elizabeth M. Patton

Ithaca, New York

Apr 26, 1921 – Jul 29, 2020 (Age 99)


April 26, 1921
July 29, 2020
Ithaca, New York


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Bangs Funeral Home, Inc. - Ithaca Obituary

Elizabeth “Libby” Patton died on 29 July 2020 at Tudor House, Bridges, in Ithaca, New York. Libby was born on 26 April 1921 in Steubenville, Ohio. Her family moved to St. Petersburg, Florida when she was eight. She grew up and lived in St. Petersburg until she met Tom Patton whom she married on 10 August 1948 in St. Pete. The family lived in various places while pursuing Tom's profession as a minister for the Presbyterian Church. In 1968, the family moved to Ithaca, New York. Libby had a variety of jobs including bookkeeper and eventually Resident Manager of McGraw House from 1978 to 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and two brothers. Libby is survived by two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family and the love they all shared. A memorial service for Libby will be announced at a future date, to be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, New York. Interment will take place in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania at the family cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Hospicare (https://www.hospicare.org) or Heifer International (https://www.heifer.org).

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Ohhhhhhh... I'm so very very sorry. Libby was a legacy at McGraw House and with LUBS, having lived, worked and volunteered there longer than any other person since the building opened in 1971. She knew its history better than anyone and told it with such interesting detail. Libby had a bright smile and laughed easily. May your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace.