Patricia J. Yeiter, age 64, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM in her residence.
She married Edwin J. Hanks, Jr., on September 3, 1976, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1991. Together, they shared 3 children, Sandi Jo (Hanks) Heaney, Edwin Jay Hanks III, and Elizabeth C L Hanks (Anthony Jones), and two step children, Mark J (Debbie) Hanks, and Sherry A Hanks. On August 21, 2004, she married an incredibly warm, strong, and wonderful man, Terry L Yeiter, who survives her, and gained two more step children, Tobey L Yeiter, and J.D. (Sara) Yeiter. Together, she and Terry shared 16 beautiful grandchildren. Patricia has 3 brothers, who survive; Craig G. (Gloria) Rogers, Rick L. Rogers, and Raymond (Betty) Rogers. Also, her mother. who survives, Edith C. Rogers. Terry and Patricia have 4 nieces and 5 nephews, one nephew who preceded her in death, Craig G. Rogers, Jr., on August 15, 2014.
Patricia loved taking care of children and home. She operated a licensed child care home, for 10 years, and then spent the rest of her working years as a nurse in long term care; a position which she so greatly loved. She was always a caretaker personality. Patricia also enjoyed ballroom dancing, woodworking, fishing, writing, crafts, remodeling, and working with her CNC, and other tools and saws. God blessed her with the love of a great friend, Barbara A. Wilson, who has been her friend since 1987. God has always been present in Patricia’s life, which has given her great peace as she has made this journey, knowing where she is going and that, someday, she will be reunited with all of loved ones. She hopes she will be remembered, as one is never really gone if carried in someone’s heart.
Visitation hours are scheduled from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, January 10, 2020 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with a Memorial Service immediately following at 1:00 PM. Pastor David Kyle will officiate the service.
Patricia appreciated the care and concern demonstrated by the staff of Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row #210, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 and requests memorial contributions be directed to their organization.