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Patricia Ann Plikerd


Patricia Ann Plikerd, 78, of Lakeview, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

She was born in Bellefontaine on Aug. 4, 1934, to the late Henry R. and Gladys L. Byers Dowell. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard L. Dowell and James R. Dowell.

On July 17, 1955, she married C. Wesley Plikerd at the former EUB Church in Lakeview and he survives, along with five children, Vincent J. (Debbie) Plikerd Sr. of Beavercreek, Jamie L. Reilly of Charlotte, N.C., Patrick S. (Regina) Plikerd of Bellefontaine, Michele L. (Matt) Fordham of Geneva, Ill., and Heather C. (John) Sortino of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Vincent J. (Jennifer) Plikerd Jr., Marcus M. (Amber) Plikerd, Christian W. Plikerd, Casey M. Kirves, David A. Elswick, Olivia T. Reilly, Sofia G. Sortino and Josiah W. Plikerd; six great-grandchildren, Payton J. Plikerd, Avery E. Plikerd, Mayson G. Plikerd, Brooklyn K. Ranieri, Colton J. Plikerd and Garrett M. Plikerd, a sister, Mary K. (Gene) Pope of DeGraff; and a brother, Charles F. Dowell of Bellefontaine.

A 1954 graduate of DeGraff High School, she worked at Bulldog Electric and Merchant Industries, both in Bellefontaine.

A loving, wife and mother, she spent the majority of her life caring for and raising her family. A woman of many talents, she loved gardening and was very proud of her roses. She loved animals and enjoyed reading, studying history, learning trivia and music.

Pastor C.J. Plogger conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bellefontaine First Church of God. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Serving Logan County and the Bellefontaine First Church of God.

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