Patricia Ann Perkins

| August 14, 2014

pic for paper001WEST LAFAYETTE – Patricia Ann Perkins, age 85, of West Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

She was born in Zanesville, on January 29, 1929, to the late Harry and Myrtle (Achauer) Burgess.

She was a bookkeeper at E.T. Rugg Company in Newark for many years. On March 16, 1957, she married Daniel G. Perkins who passed away on February 1, 2010. Pat was a member of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, helped prepare the funeral luncheons, and was a member of the UMW. She enjoyed ceramics, playing cards, fishing, and camping. Pat was on several bowling leagues; was a life member of the VFW 1330 Women’s Auxiliary and AMVETS Post 36 Auxiliary.

Pat is survived by her two daughters, Sally (Larry) White of West Lafayette and Molly (Gary Smith) Geer of Clarksville Tennessee; three grandchildren, Sarah (Albert) Emler of New Philadelphia,  Lisa White of Dover, and Larry  White of Freeport; three great-grandchildren, Lexy, Jesse and Larry White Jr.; and three sisters, Shirley Brehm, Joan Drake, and Jean Wilson.

Along with her husband and parents, Pat is preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Don, and Harry Jr. Burgess.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Given-Dawson Funeral Home, from 1:00-3:00 pm and from 10:00-11:00 am on Monday. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 18, 2014, at 11:00 am with Reverend Bill Buckeye officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to the West Lafayette United Methodist Church, 120 West Union Ave., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845. An online memorial can be viewed at


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