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Ann Patty

October 20, 1936 — November 16, 2022

Ann Hawley Patty (Mary Ann to her childhood friends) died peacefully in her sleep, November 16, 2022, Cincinnati, OH. Ann is the beloved mother of Liz Harms, Jenny(late Tim) Holtman, Chuck(Pam) Patty, Kathy(Mark) Wanek and Mike Patty, grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 14. Daughter of the late Guy and Dorothy Hawley. Sister of the late Dan and Joan Hawley, late Bill and Mary Gernert.

Ann was a 1954 graduate of Greenville High School, Greenville,OH, where she was involved in drama, the school newspaper and Rainbow Girls, a masonic organization.

Ann attended Bowling Green State University where she was initiated into Chi Omega Sorority and grew her love of owls. Ann continued her involvement in Chi Omega at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a bachelor of education majoring in elementary education.

Ann's degree in elementary education served her well in raising her children and fostered her active community involvement in the Girl Scouts as a Brownie and Junior leader and a leader for Covedale Elementary, Dater Jr High and Western Hills High School PTAs. Her involvement in PTA led her to a seat on the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education. The main issues she dealt with while serving was developing the district's desegregation plan and lobbying the Ohio state legislature for school reform to increase funding for public education.

Following her term on the school board, Ann mortgaged her home and 5 children to become co-owner and modernize the Westerman Print Company. 1982-2004

Ann was a long time member of Westwood First Presbyterian Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, trustee, elder and deacon.

Ann continued her community volunteer involvement as a member of Argus and the Cincinnatus Club. After retirement, Ann volunteered for Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Symphony's Parties of Note.

Ann always enjoyed planning family vacations to such places as Boyne Highlands, Hilton Head, Gatlinburg, French Lick, El Rancho Stevens in Michigan and road trips across the US to visit relatives in Texas, Nebraska, Colorado and the west coast. Always the gracious hostess, Ann would open her home for Father's Day and Labor Day fireworks and pool parties at her house overlooking the Ohio River.

To respect Ann's wishes so as to avoid eternal haunting, the family is honoring her request for no service.

Memorials may be made to Cincinnati's Children's Hospital, Cincinnati State's Mandi Lynch Memorial Scholarship for Interpreter Training, Cincinnati Symphony, Cuz Julie Clark’s Canine Care, Inc. or to a charity or scholarship of one's choice.

Cincinnati State: https://www.cincinnatistate.edu/give/donate-now/
Clark’s Canine Care https://clarkscaninecare.org/donate/
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