Patricia Lynn ‘Patty’ Hand



Patricia Lynn “Patty” Hand, 61, of Anna, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:40 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2015.

She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Nov. 10, 1953, a daughter of Paul Shoe, who survives in Bellefontaine, and the late Joan Dietrick Shoe. 

On Aug. 11, 1978, she married Mark Hand, who survives, along with their two children, Emily Hand of Johnson City, Tenn., and Jeremy Hand of Barcelona, Spain; and siblings, Pam (Rusty) Latimer; and Steve (Darlene) Shoe, both of Bellefontaine.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Shoe.

Patty worked alongside her husband as a co-owner and office manager of Photo Creations, a business they operated together for more than 30 years. Patty, a loving wife and mother, was dedicated to her family. She was a faithful Christian, selfless, compassionate, and always put family and friends before herself. She will be greatly missed.  

Patty was a long-time member of Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. State Route 55, Troy, where ministers Mark Messmore and Chris Heiss officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15. No calling hours are planned.

Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., where condolences may be expressed at