Patricia Ann Plikerd, 78, of Lakeview, OH passed away Monday, February 11, 2013 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, OH.
She was born on August 4, 1934, in Bellefontaine, OH to the late Henry R. & Gladys L. Byers Dowell. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard L. Dowell and James R. Dowell.
On July 17, 1955, she married C. Wesley Plikerd at the former EUB Church in Lakeview, and he survives along with five children, Vincent J. (Debbie) Plikerd, Sr. of Beavercreek, OH, Jamie L. Reilly of Charlotte, NC, Patrick S. (Regina) Plikerd of Bellefontaine, Michele L. (Matt) Fordham of Geneva, IL, and Heather C. (John) Sortino of Chicago, IL, eight grandchildren, Vincent J. (Jennifer) Plikerd, Jr., Marcus M. (Amber) Plikerd, Christian W. Plikerd, Casey M. Kirves, David A. Elswick, Olivia T. Reilly, Sofia G. Sortino, and Josiah W. Plikerd, six great grandchildren, Payton J. Plikerd, Avery E. Plikerd, Mayson G. Plikerd, Brooklyn K. Ranieri, Colton J. Plikerd, and Garrett M. Plikerd, a sister, Mary K. (Gene) Pope of DeGraff, OH and a brother, Charles F. Dowell of Bellefontaine.
A 1954 graduate of DeGraff High School, she also had worked at Bull Dog Electric and Merchant Industries, both in Bellefontaine. A loving, wife and mother, she spent the majority of her life caring for and raising her family. A woman of many talents, she loved gardening and was very proud of her roses. She loved animals and enjoyed reading, studying history, learning trivia, and music.
CJ Plogger will conduct funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Bellefontaine First Church of God. Visitation will be Thursday, February 14th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be given in her name to the Humane Society serving Logan County or the Bellefontaine First Church of God.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at: www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.