Obituary: Roxie Bennett Patrick

Roxie Bennett Patrick, 95, passed away on Wednesday (January 27, 2016) at her home in Newton.

She was born on March 2, 1920 in Joseph, Oregon to John and Ruth Meadows Bennett. She was the fifth child of seven sisters and two brothers. Roxie met C.W. ?Pat? Patrick when he came to pastor the church she attended in Joseph in 1938. They were married on February 6, 1939 and had two sons, Loyd and Dennis, and one daughter Arlene.

Roxie had never been out of Wallowa County until after she married Pat. Working alongside of him in his ministry (as Christian Church/Disciples of Christ pastor), she found herself traveling (a lot) and living in 14 different towns (one of which three different times), in nine different states. While her husband attended seminary at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, she took courses in Old and New Testament Literature, and audited some other courses.

Through the years her involvement with the church included the usual: plus at times, being secretary, putting out bulletins and newsletters, calling with her husband, and being involved with church camps and conferences.

Roxie is survived by her sons Loyd and his wife Janet Patrick, and Dennis Patrick; her daughter Arlene ?Cookie? Antons; four grandchildren; six grandchildren; and one sister Naomi Pomerinke.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; two brothers Edgar and Thomas Bennett; and six sisters Clara Giese, Joy McCoy, Vashti ?Sally? Cole, Vergie Collins, Mary Bennett, and Edna Swigart.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be next to her husband at the Clearwater Cemetery District in Clearwater, Ks.

There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has been effected.

A memorial has been established with the American Bible Society, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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