Patricia Anne (Allinder) Whitacre, age 79, a resident of Greenfield, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, March 18, 2011, at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Austin J. and Marjorie (Burnett) Allinder.
Patricia was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. She was a member of the Wallace Street Women’s Circle, Trinity Park United Methodist Church, Trinity Park’s Jessie Dorsey Circle and the Indiana Bell Pioneers. Patricia was known for her strong Christian faith. She was christened as a child and immersed into baptism in 1987. She was a friendly, feisty woman of many interests and talents, a wonderful wife and mother. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children; Debra (Doug) Crall of Indianapolis; Carolyn Ann (Randy) Nickerson of Greenfield; Kirk (Kathy) Whitacre of Ft. Myers, Fla; Nancy Lynn (Tim) Kugler of Spring, TX; and John David Whitacre of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Suzie Whitacre.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, 3 months and 11 days, Mark Benton Whitacre in 2010; son, Roger Lee Whitacre in 1999; siblings, Jean Hoon, Richard Allinder and Sarah Reinert.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave. Greenfield, IN 46140 with Rev. Michael Manning officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be submitted at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com