Patricia Maroney, 75
Patricia A. Maroney, 75, of Columbia City, died at 7:48 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake.She was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Highland Park, Mich., a daughter of the late Henry H. and Margaret C. (Kendall) Bowman. Her formative years were spent in the Detroit area. She graduated from Redford High School in 1953. She began college at Michigan State University and completed her bachelor’s degree at Wayne State University in business with a minor in psychology.On Sept. 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Daniel R. Maroney. They made their home in Ferndale, Mich. then to Chelsea, then Perrysburg, Ohio before moving to Columbia City in 1968. She was employed by Lincoln National Life Insurance, Fort Wayne until her retirement in 1995. Her memberships included Tri Kappa, Michigan State Alumni and the Michigan Jaycees.Surviving relatives include her husband of 55 years, Dan; four children, Kathleen Patricia Vessey of Fairfax, Va., Michael Daniel Maroney of Warsaw, Carrie Ann (Michael) Yocum of Winona Lake and Mari Lynne (Brian) Wineland of Columbia City; six grandchildren, Lauren and Amanda Vessey, Richard and Brandon Maroney and Katherine Yocum and Savannah Wineland; a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Maroney and sister, Margaret “Peg” Currie of Palm Bay Fla.She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Bowman.The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be at Cole Funeral Chapel, 214 E. Middle St., Chelsea, Mich. on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The burial will be immediately following at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Mich.Preferred memorials are to Whitley County Literary Council or the Whitley County Giving Circle. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.