Patricia A. (Vorhees) Shivley
Patricia A. (Vorhees) Shivley

CONVOY, Ohio — Patricia A. (Vorhees) Shivley, 77, of Convoy, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:10 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Vancrest Nursing Home, Convoy.

She was born May 5, 1936, in Celina, Ohio, to the late Goldie (Silvers) Vorhees and Russel Vorhees.

Her husband, Bud L. Shively, died May 25, 2008. They were married on July 11, 1955.


Survivors include children: Jan (Dan Tinnel) Edwards and Sheri (Brian) Tindall, both of Van Wert, Ohio, Craig Shivley, Jill (Steve) Diller, and Pam (Chris) Motycka, all of Convoy; a brother: Jack (Sandy) Vorhees of Celina; sisters: Helen Sneddon of Celina, and Karen (Michael) Bryant of Michigan; 10 grandchildren: Andrea Sealscott, Courtney Linton, Alison Lyon, Michael Diller, Dan Shivley, Megan Shivley, Adam and Libby Motycka, Lauren and Sam Tindall, and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Beanie Edwards, one brother, and five sisters.

She retired from Aeroquip-Eaton Corporation, Van Wert. She was a woman of strong faith and a member of Trinity Friends Church, Van Wert, where she was involved in the WOW ministries and volunteered in the food pantry. She was a former member of Twigs, enjoyed entertaining, but her true passion was her family - especially her children and grandchildren - and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. Private family burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials may be directed to National Institute on Aging for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.