Patricia "Patty" Ogg Luther, 87 years of age, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was born June 11, 1931 in Findlay, Ohio to late Ralph and Mildred (Egbert) Ogg. In September of 1955, she married John M. Luther who preceded her death in 2005. They were married in Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
She is survived by her son, James (Diana) Luther, born and lives in Findlay, as well as 2 granddaughters: Rachael (Shaun) Runyon in Madison, Indiana and her other granddaughter Sarah (Sam) Troyer in Findlay, and her great grandchildren Micah, Malachi, Marcus and Miles Runyon.
Patty's daughter, Susan (Patrick) Pierret, born in Tripoli, Libya and lives in McKinney, Texas, with grandsons John Paul and Gabriel Pierret.
She was preceded in death by her husband's sister Faye (Daniel) Ridgely, and survived by their children Monica Jane Powers, Lee Ann Warren, Terry Flemming, and Jan Ridgely.
Patty's grandmother Mae bought the Center Street Restaurant in The Depression. Mae Egbert, Mildred Ogg and Patty had 33 years of successful business.
John and Patty lived overseas in Tripoli, Libya and Geneva, Switzerland in the 1960's for Marathon Oil Company. They traveled to many countries. The Geneva group was a very close and caring family of Marathoners. They returned to Geneva, Switzerland for their 25th anniversary.
Patty graduated from Findlay High School in 1949. She graduated with an Associate's Degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. in 1951 and was a member of the Sorority, Beta PI Gamma. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodists Church for over 50 years, a member of Sarah Circle, and was a member of Eastern Stars-chapter no. 23 for over 50 years. She was a member of the Findlay Country Club, honorary member of Macklin Intergenerational studies, and member of the Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of Petroleum Wives club in Libya.
Patty has been a Mazza Enthusiast since 1994 through the present. In 2003, she and her late husband created the John and Patty Luther Mazza Museum Visiting Artist Endowment Fund. This endowment enables artists of children's books to speak at the Mazza Museum. She had been a docent at the museum.
Patty and John took many trips with family and friends. Life with John was never dull. Patty enjoyed years of golf, movies and bridge. Family was very important to her. She always had a sense of humor.
Visitation is at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Ave. Findlay, Ohio on Thursday, November 29th between 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. and Friday, November 30 between 9-10:00 a.m. followed by funeral at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions in honor of Patty can be made to the John and Patty Luther Mazza Museum Visiting Artist Endowment Fund, 1000 N. Main Street Findlay, Ohio, or to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 120 W Sandusky St, Findlay, OH 45840. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.