Patricia Ann Ammons, 81, of Findlay, passed away at 1:32 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. She was born on November 28, 1932, to the late Carl and Margaret (Brown) Nichols in Hamilton, OH. She married Jack E. Ammons on June 2, 1956, and he preceded he in death on December 22, 1979.
She is survived by her son, Ronald L. (Debra) Ammons of Findlay; brother, Charles Nichols; two grandchildren: Chelsea (Brandon) Johnson of Findlay and Katie (Matt) Perkins of Convoy, OH; and one great-grandson, Graham Johnson. Patricia was also preceded in death by her brothers: Bill and Carl Nichols.
Patricia was a 1950 graduate of Hamilton High School and then graduated from Bowling Green State University, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She started her career at Deshler High School, where she taught for four years. She later taught at Glenwood Middle School for 31 years. She was a finalist in 1990 for the Rotary Golden Apple. She also was a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and was awarded the C. Robert Baker award for excellence in teaching. Patricia was a member of the College First Church of God, Christian Business and Professional Women’s Association in Findlay, and the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association.
As a young lady she was a Cincinnati Reds fan and attended many games at Crosley Field. Her whole adult life Patricia was a fan of all professional Detroit sports teams.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Private funeral services will be at a later date, with Pastor William Reist officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the College First Church of God and/or the Hancock County Historical Museum. Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com.
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