July 28, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Sunday, July 31, 2011 1-3pm & 5-7pm
Patricia Ann (Newton) Confer, 73, of Urbana passed away Thursday morning
July 28, 2011 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield surrounded by her family.
She was born August 22, 1937 in Urbana, Ohio the daughter of the late, Lee Newton and Alma (Keeran) Cligrow.
Pat is survived by her husband of 48 years Donald Miller Confer. Other survivors include her two daughters, Bonnie (Dwayne) Holleron and Suzi (Todd) Koons all of Urbana; 5 Grandchildren, Morgan & Ashley Holleron, Breann Koons, Todd Koons Jr. and Mindy Holleron Smith; her 2 Great Grandchildren, Audrey Purciful & Logan Koons; her special friends, Nelson and Jane Faulkner, Dave and Barbara Gleason, Virginia McIntosh and her special classmates that she stayed in touch and enjoyed special times with.
She graduated as class salutatorian in 1955 from Mechanicsburg High School and after high school attended Columbus Business Academy. Pat retired after 50 years as an administrative assistant for Farmers National in Irwin, Ohio. She was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Mechanicsburg Library and at the gift shop at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Pat had many hobbies and interests; mushroom hunting in Michigan, watching OSU football & basketball, avid reader, especially Nicholas Sparks and James Patterson books and when finished, sharing them with others. In addition, camping with Don and her miniature yorkie “Blue” and special friends Kay and Judy at the Poor Farmers Campground in Fletcher. Her favorite vacation spot was in Surf City, N.C. In her later years, she enjoyed going on guided bus trips with her husband Don. Pat was a wonderful mother and mom to many, what she loved the most was spending time with her family.
A gathering of family and friends will be held 1-3p.m. & 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 1, 2011 in the funeral home with Rev. David Yinger officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute. Memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute United Methodist Church, 5938 St. Rt. 55 Urbana, OH 43078 or Easter Seals, attn: Rod Duvall, 3830 Trueman Court, Hilliard, OH 43026. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.