HUGHES, Patsy R., age 63, of Toronto, Ohio, passed away at her home Saturday, May 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late William "Mack" and Clara B. Henderson Thompson.
Patsy was a member of the Steubenville Beagle Club and enjoyed running beagles in field trials. She also loved gardening and her flowers and was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson Union High School.
She had been employed at the Steel Valley Tank and Welding Company of Brilliant, Ohio.
Patsy was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Opal Johnson and Michelle Romaine Thompson; brother, Michael Robert Thompson and her special dog Baby.
Her survivors are: daughters, Carrie Ann Hughes of Toronto, Ohio, and Terri Sue (John) Falasca of Toronto, Ohio; granddaughters, Brianna Burruss and Jordan Hughes; brothers, William (Beverly) Thompson Jr. of Toronto, Ohio, Richard Edward (Fran) Thompson of Toronto, Ohio, and John Joseph (Beth) Thompson of Lexington, Ohio; companion, Lurk Hughes of Toronto, Ohio.
Friends and family will gather for visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday May 8 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto. 740-537-1234 or 1-855-847-1240.
A celebration service of Patsy's life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the funeral home with her brother Ed Thompson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Sugar Grove Union Cemetery, County Road 68, near Empire, Ohio.
Memorial contributions in memory of Patsy may made to Charity Hospice, P.O. Box 2483, Wintersville, Ohio 43953
To sign the guest register or send condolences to the family go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com