Created: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:34:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 05:36:38 CST
Patricia A. DeVore, 80, of Wood River, NE died March 3, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, March 6th at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island with the Rev. Philip Sloat officiating. As per her request, she was cremated, the inurnment will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wood River. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia was born May 10, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Condie and Wilma (Lambright) Cooper.
Survivors of the immediate family include, Cynthia and Mark Switzer of St. Louis, MO, three sons and daughter-in laws, Michael and Jody DeVore of Grand Island, Matthew and Lisa DeVore, Curtis and Nancy DeVore of Wood River and a son –in-law Barry Rogers of Mesa, AZ.
Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Nicole Hicken and Lindsey DeVore of Grand Island; Katie and Meghan Switzer of St. Louis, MO; Mercedes, Madison, Nicholas, Cheyenne, Danielle, and Dillion DeVore of Wood River and one great-grandson, Brennan Hicken.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter, Deborah; and son, Mark.
At age 5, Patricia moved to New Orleans, LA and graduated in 1950 from Metarie High School, Metarie, LA. She attended college at Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, LA. As a New Orleans native she tried to influence her southern heritage into her children and enjoyed taking friends and family to visit the “Crescent City” and seeing her good friend Phyllis Mayronne. When the Saints finally won the Super Bowl she was thrilled.
She married Richard DeVore on August 7, 1954 in Gulfport, MS and settled in Wood River in 1955 after Dick left the Air Force. As they started a farm operation Pat was a homemaker and also assisted with the farm chasing parts, serving meals, and doing the books.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, her cats and spending time with her grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Wood River Community Foundation or Hall County Humane Society.