Patricia Middleton, 79

Patricia K. "Pat" Middleton, 79, of Long Lake in North Manchester, formerly of Wabash, died at 3:51 am, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

She was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Wabash, to Loys and Marian (Hipskind) Ross.

Pat was a 1957 graduate of Wabash High School, where she participated in the band. She married Jack E. Middleton in Wabash, on December 28, 1958, and would have celebrated 60 years this December. 

She was a devoted wife and mother of three and a headstrong follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Pat worked several years in the Delicatessen Department at Clark's Finer Foods and retired as the deli manager at Scott's Foods, both in Wabash. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester, and attended the Manchester Bible Church.

Pat and her husband, Jack moved to Long Lake, where she spent time enjoying the lake, entertaining family and friends, and keeping their home beautiful with lovely plants and flowers. She loved digging in the dirt, gardening, cooking and feeding people. Pat was fearlessly outspoken, outgoing, and never met a stranger. To her friends and family she was known as Peachy, which was a name given to her by her sister Neva, and to her nieces and nephews, she was Aunt Peachy.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Middleton of Long Lake; three children, Marsha Allen of Warren, Scott (Helen) Middleton and Mike (Elizabeth) Middleton, both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Jason McNabney and Arian Middleton, both of Indianapolis, Octavia Middleton of Fort Wayne, and Miranda Middleton of Indianapolis; three great-grandchildren, Amber Gaddy, Brandi McNabney, and Caitlynn McNabney, all of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Marjorie Jones of Wabash, and Neva Flohr of Peru. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Edward Robertson Jr. and Matthew Staton officiating.  Burial was in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset.  Visitation was Sunday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2018 Dec 05