Patsy ‘Pat’ Howard age 83 of Lima, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Pat was born December 21, 1937 in Lima to William & Ruby (Core) Priddy who preceded her in death.
On March 16, 1957 she married James Howard who preceded her in death in 2011. Pat graduated from Shawnee High School in 1955 and then went on to attend Frederick’s Beauty Academy.
Pat was owner of Pat’s Beauty Salon of Lima for over 50 years she was licensed by the Ohio State Cosmetology Association. She also worked for Pauline’s Beauty Salon in Elida and Betty’s beauty Salon in Lima. In 1968 Pat became a member of Shawnee Alliance Church where she sang in the choir, served on the Alliance Women’s Committee, local and district, taught children’s Sunday school and served in various other ministries. Pat enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid reader and loved to camp and fish. She was active in the lives of her grandchildren and also loved sewing, crafts and crocheting.
Survivors include 3 children: Ray Howard (Jill Vetter) of Lima, Jan (Steve) Logan of Lima and Tod (Michelle) Howard of Spencerville, 4 grandchildren: Ashley (Jesse) Green of Elida, Cody Howard of Columbus, Austin (Chelsea) Howard of San Jose, CA and Cole Howard of Lima, 5 great grandchildren: Olivia, Gracee and Cholee Green of Elida, Cason Howard of Columbus, Kalani Howard of San Jose, CA and 2 nieces and 5 nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her sister Josephine (Sam) Andrew, half-sister Jaunita Priddy, half-brother Roland Priddy, and sister-in-law Roxanna (Donald) Whetstone.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, July 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Shawnee Alliance Church 4455 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45806. Followed by a memorial service at 6:00.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Shawnee Alliance building fund.