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Patricia Ruth (Brier) Quackenbush
Patricia Ruth (Brier) Quackenbush, 75, of Indianapolis and formerly of Greenwood, went home to be with Jesus on Jan. 13, 2013, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1937, in Indianapolis to Norman and Jennie (Pressel) Brier. She graduated from Warren Central High School in 1955. She was drum major for the band.
Patti was married to Billy A. Quackenbush on July 18, 1964 in Indianapolis. She began teaching dance in 1953 in Indianapolis. Patti and her sister Judy shared a dance studio for many years. She taught tap, ballet, hula, baton twirling, jazz and other forms of dance.
Patti left the dance profession in the late seventies and worked for J.C. Penney as an interior decorator. She opened Quackenbush Interiors with her husband, Bill in the early eighties. They operated that business for 16 years before retiring. Patti and Bill attended
Southland Community Church in Greenwood most recently.
Prior to attending Southland, they were active in the choir and many small groups at Community Church of Greenwood. Their church families were very much loved by Patti and Bill. They so appreciated the love and care shown to them by those groups of people.
Patti was an accomplished artist, writer and seamstress. Many loved ones were blessed recipients of her beautiful quilts, afghans and embroidery works of love.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Michelle Quackenbush of Centennial, Colo.; five step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; a sister, Judy G. (Terry) Myers of Lake Wales, Fla.; a brother, David F. (Myra) Brier, Sr. of Indianapolis and many much loved nieces and nephews, cousins, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy A. and her parents.
The Rev. Steve Schellin will conduct a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. Thursday at Southland Community Church, 5800 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Marion
National Cemetery in Marion.
Swartz Family Church and Chapel-Funeral and Cremation Services in Greenwood is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortunary.com
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