Patricia Christian

Patricia Marie “Pat” Christian, 88, of Wintersville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Sienna Woods.

She was born November 12, 1929, in Brilliant, OH, a daughter of the late Frank J. and Sara M. Swearingen Reitter.

She graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1947. Pat was a member of Wintersville United Methodist Church, Methodist Women’s Club and Order of the Eastern Star Unionport Chapter 360.

Preceding Pat in death were her son, William “Bud” Johnston; granddaughter, Meghan Christian and four sisters, Betty Biewen, Marge Hunter, Della Latimer and Dorothy Atwell.

Surviving are her husband, whom she married June 12, 1966, Herbert H. “Herk” Christian; two daughters, Leslie (Bob) Jolly of Shady Springs, WV and Glenda Jo Fordyce of Steubenville, OH; four sons, Joseph (Brenda) Johnston of Follansbee, WV, Gary Johnston of Steubenville, OH, Scott (Melody) Christian of Hopedale, OH and Herb (Kelli) Christian of Winterville, OH; daughter-in-law, Judy Johnston of Follansbee, WV; brother, Frank (Irene) Reitter of Wellsburg, WV; sister, Gervious Isinghood of Florida; brother-in-law, Dr. James W. (Loretta) Cottrell of Steubenville, OH; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great- great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, on Friday 3-7 p.m. and at Wintersville United Methodist Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen officiating.

Burial at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV. Memorial donations may be directed to Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Wintersville, OH 43953.

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