November 8, 1933 -- July 4, 2019

Patricia Bowman Pavel, 85, of Goshen, died at 9:17 pm on Thursday, July 4
at Goshen Health Hospital. She was born on November 8, 1933 in
Shipshewana, to Howard and Mary Gladys (Diley) Bender. On September
21, 1952 in Shipshewana she married Dick W. Bowman; he died May 1,
1994. On January 10, 1998 in Las Vegas, NV she married George Pavel; he
survives.  Survivors in addition to her second husband are two daughters,
Mary (Lad) Letherman, Rebecca McCloughen both of Goshen; son, Kim
Bowman of Fort Wayne; four stepchildren, Georgette (Jeff) Gustin of
Pasadena, CA, Paul (Tami) Pavel of North Webster, Michele Pavel of
Syracuse, Christy (Jamie) Collins of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband;
parents; two brothers, Dick and Gordon Bender; four sisters, Geraldine
Segner, Madelyn Nelson, Natalee Eaton, Florence Loraine Bender. Patricia
loved spending time with her family and playing games with her
grandchildren. She loved to play piano, read and do word find puzzles. She
enjoyed singing with her sisters and also sang with the Middie Singers for
several years. She was a homemaker and served as the church secretary at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she typed the hymnal in Spanish for
Pastor Arbaugh. She was a prior member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Middlebury. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, July 12 at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 13 also at the funeral home.
Services will be conducted by Pastors Harlan Steffen and Brad Cox. Burial
will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be given to the Elkhart County Humane Society.  

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