Phyllis A. Patterson


February 16, 1930 - October 13, 2013

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Phyllis Patterson, age 83, of Michigan City, IN passed away on October 13, 2013 at her home in Michigan City, IN.


She was born on February 16, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN to Richard Masters and Vonda Ellen Marshall Masters Rhoades who preceded her in death. Phyllis married Glenn Edward Patterson on January 1, 1960, he preceded her in death.



Phyllis is survived by her daughters: Linda McLean, Betsy (Randall) Poff, Janet (Philip) Latchford and Carol (Johnie) Skeen all of Michigan City, IN; and Susan (Jon) Stoltzfus of Pottersville, MI; grandchildren: Bradley Glenn Gross, Tracey (Nick) Pollock, Julia (Danny) Valdivieso, Rodney (Abbey) McLean, Andrea McLean, Nick Lootens, Brigette (Sam) Murray, Brittany Poff, Brandon Poff, Luke Latchford, Cecelia Latchford, Eileen Latchford, Lauren Skeen, Tyler Skeen, Cameron Skeen, and eight great-grandchildren.



She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Patterson, one daughter: Julia Ellen Patterson and son: Wayne Edward Patterson and son-in-law: Teddy McLean.



Phyllis received her Bachelorís degree from Ball State and her Masterís degree from Indiana University. She taught preschool at the Sinai Temple and was owner and operator of the Tiny World Preschool and Learning Shop. She served 4 years on the Michigan City Area Board of School Trustees. Phyllis was past president of the Service League. She was brought up in the Christian Science Church, and is a member of that Church. She has been very active, with her husband, in the First United Methodist Church, having taught Sunday school, singing in the choir and playing in the bell choir. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. Phyllis was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, American Association of University Women, P.E.O. Chapter BR.




Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home at 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN and Friday, October 18, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church of Michigan City, IN .

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, Michigan City, IN with Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Roberts officiating.


Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist or the First United Methodist Church.

To view guestbook or leave condolences, visit www.Carlislefh.com.