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Frances A. Patterson
  • 4-H Horse Alumni Scholarship Fund OSU Extension
    705 Oakwood St. Suite 103
    Ravenna, OH 44266

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“Fran will be greatly missed by all, even if you only had the opportunity to meet her once. She taught us all so much about horses, friendships, and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Tabitha Day - Ravenna, OH

“Fran was a force of nature. When she walked into a room, I felt like the room had been empty until that moment. Like others, I hung on every word...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie Green - Barberton, OH

“Will always remember Fran, didn't know her that long, but we talked a long time one evening at the Randolph Horse Show and then again a few times on...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Pamela Warford - Akron, OH

“My sympathies to the entire family. Fran definitely touched many lives and will be remembered fondly by those who came across her path. RIP Fran. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Mindi Wise-Kline

“Remember Frances when we used to have the March Reunions in Forest, Ohio. She attended several times. Also remember going to the Orchard in Hubbard...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Merrilee McClaskey - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Karon Foster - Findlay, OH


7 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Gibson - Columbus, DC

“What an amazing lady, It was always a pleasure to talk to her. She will long be remembered by everyone who knew her! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Doris Buckey


9 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Gibson - Columbus, OH

“Fran will forever be in the hearts of all of us, and now our children. We have all been better horse people and better 4H supporters because of her...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Crystal Logan - Atwater, OH

“A person who was always willing to help any 4-H member with their horses. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Susie Plaisted - Ravenna, OH

“A person who will be missed in the horse show world of many 4- H ers in the area.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Susie Plaisted - Ravenna, OH

“A person who will be missed in the horse show world of many 4- H ers in the area. The type of person who was always willing to help anyway ...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Susie Plaisted - Ravenna, OH

“A strong vibrant woman who taught us to respect ourselves and our horses..Chet, Debbie, Mark, Lori and kids you are all in our thoughts.Gone way to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Lance Family - Mogadore, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“A strong woman who was a leader and mentor to so many. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Elise (Bobbin) (Hovance) Enloe - FL

“To Chet, Debbie and entire family. I'm so very sorry to hear of Fran's passing. I just heard of it last night, (Aug. 4)and couldn't sleep. It was a...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Becki Mayhugh~Simpson - IN


Frances A. Patterson, 78, of Kent, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Akron City Hospital Medical Center.

She was born June 10, 1939 in Hubbard, to the late John and Mary (March) MacLellan.

She encouraged others to share in her love for horses through over 45 years as a 4-H advisor and many years as a Pony Club D.C. She was active in Farm Bureau council, volunteered on local township and school committees, and was a member of the Carousal Association.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Chester Patterson; son, Mark R. (Lori) Patterson of Findlay; daughter, Debbie Patterson White (Bruce English) of Kent; grandson, John (Courtney) Patterson of Findlay; granddaughter, Mary Patterson of Findlay; granddaughter, Sarah White of Suffield; and her beloved dogs, Pumpkin and Pie.

Calling hours will be held from 5-7 PM August 13 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Calling hours will also be held from 11-noon August 14 at Stewart Kyle Funeral Home, 407 W. Liberty Street, Hubbard, followed by Funeral services. Burial will be held at Church Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Portage County 4-H Horse Alumni Scholarship fund:

4-H Horse Alumni Scholarship Fund
OSU Extension
705 Oakwood St. Suite 103
Ravenna, OH 44266