Virginia S. Fitzpatrick, 84, found well deserved peace November 18, 2018 after a brave battle against dementia.
Virginia (or Sue as she was known to family) was born on April 30, 1934 to John H. and Jessie M. (Conley) Homan. She married her one love, James M. Fitzpatrick, on October 3, 1954, whom she dearly missed for the last ten years.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she will be greeted in heaven by her grandsons, Benjamin Drake and Matthew Sacket, and brother Richard Homan.
She will be missed by her children Sue (Tom) Maloney, Kathy (Brad) Meyer, Deb (Jim) Baker, Amy (Dave) Drake, and Eric (Lorie) Fitzpatrick. Also missing her will be grandchildren Adam (Ananya) Maloney, Lisa Maloney, Brad (Yuuki) Maloney, Jennifer (Alex) Rodriguez, Ashley McDougle, Isaac (Beth) Drake, Elisabeth (Chris) Turner, Altiaria Drake, Abigail (Conor) Murphy, Eli (Brittni) Drake, Anna (Joey) Kinman, Stephen Drake, Julia Drake, Rebekah Drake, Naomi Drake, Gabrielle (Joshua) Mendoza, Joshua Fitzpatrick, and Makayla Fitzpatrick along with great grandchildren Dylan and Makenna Rodriguez, Jaiden and Clayton Sacket, Aumerie, Rasheed, and Tiyanna McDougle, Abi, Scarlet, Rachel, Elijah, Hannah, and Philip Drake, Olivia, Madeline, Sophia, and Justin Turner, Jenavive Drake, Kennedi and Lauri Drake, Jael and Heidi Kinman, and Mack Mendoza. Her sister Janet Brubaker, sister-in-law Mary Lou Homan, and brother-in-law John (Karen) Fitzpatrick will also feel her absence.
Virginia was certified by the Library of Congress as a braille transcriber and translated many books from the alphabet to braille. She volunteered as a Camp Fire Girl leader for her daughters and helped children with their reading at Whittier Elementary School.
Virginia was a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where she served as a deacon and Stephen Minister, and was a member of Women of Faith. She also volunteered in many capacities throughout the church.
Virginia was a devoted wife and mother, and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely. She created many beautiful cross stitch pictures, enjoyed working in her yard, and was a 1,000 piece puzzle master.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Flower Hospital and Ebeid Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Virginia in her last days.
Visitation will be from 2-5:00 p.m. pm Sunday, November 25, 2018 and again from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 with a funeral service immediately following at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME 500 Lima Ave Findlay, Ohio 45840.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2330 South Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or Ebeid Hospice, 5340 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.