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Patricia Coldiron

Patricia J. “Red” Coldiron, 92, of Carey, passed away at 2:11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at Ohio Health Marion General Hospital in Marion, with family by her side.
Born Jan. 19, 1932, in Auxier, Ky., she was the daughter of Joesph Litz and Mary (Underwood) Freeman and step-daughter of Robert Freeman. She married Glen E. “Blackie” Coldiron on June 25, 1961, and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1997.
Pat retired from Westinghouse/A.O. Smith in Upper Sandusky after years of service. Pat was also the “Avon lady” for 30-plus years in the Carey area. Out of boredom, she reentered the working world. Red loved people, so it only made sense for her to be in service oriented jobs. Many will remember her from her days at Saum’s, Jim Beef’s and McDonald’s, all in Carey. However, her favorite retirement job was being a home caregiver to the elderly.
Pat loved neighboring with her friends and family on her front porch. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cooking for family gatherings, traveling the country and Europe and visiting with friends at the American Legion 344 in Carey, where she was a member of the auxiliary for many years. Everyone knew she would be in her favorite chair at 7 p.m. watching Wheel of Fortune and maybe even a scary movie later. Pat also attended First Free Will Baptist Church in Carey. A football fanatic, she loved watching the Carey Blue Devils and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Pat is survived by her children: Tim Coldiron of Carey, Candy (Randal) Howard of Marion, Carolyn (Rick) Ferguson of Marion and Robyn (Stan) Baker of Carey; daughter-in-law, Susie Slone of Marion; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Everyone knew her favorite “child” was her dog, Buddy. She is also survived by two sisters: Shelley (Virgil) Jacks of Marion and Phyllis (Fred) Parks of Caledonia and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, step-father, son, Danny Slone and four siblings, William Litz, Joseph Litz, Iris Moreland and Betty Jacks.
The funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Stombaugh-Batton and Snyder Funeral Home in Carey, with Chaplain Steve Sturgeon officiating. Visitation will be from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wyandot County Humane Society and sent to the funeral home.
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