Patricia Ann Elmlinger, age 91, of Havana, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Pat was born on August 10, 1927, in Plymouth, Ohio, to the late Chester and Helen (Myers) Bettac. She was a 1945 graduate of Plymouth High School, and worked as a homemaker, raising six children. She also worked for over 20 years at the Havana & Omar Grain and Supply Company. She enjoyed gardening, and loved roses and hummingbirds. She was a wonderful cook and paid close attention to world news.
Pat is survived by two brothers, Gene Bettac of Shelby, and Joseph Bettac of Willard; her children: Michael (Kimberly) of Willard, Gerald of Tiffin, Marye (Eric Lamm) of New York City, Victoria of Willard, Thomas (Michael Messina) of Johns Creek, Georgia, and Daniel (Patrice) of Elmsford, New York; and seven grandchildren: Jamie, Alexander, Christopher, Peter and William Elmlinger, and Katie and Ted Lamm. She is also survived by her great-grandson, Ezra Lamm Morales, whose recent trip to Havana to meet her gave her great joy.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Martin. In the 66 years of their marriage, rarely a day went by that he did not tell her how pretty she was. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Dolores Bettac and Jeanette Compton, and her brothers Ted Bettac and Donald Bettac.
Friends may call on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 15, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard with Father George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian's Catholic Cemetery in Bismark.
The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice at 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or at www.steinhospice.org. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Susan ElmlingerDittman - May 16, 2019
Dear Elmlinger Cousins,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful lady who was devoted to her husband and family. What a love story of 66 years, I can only imagine the reunion in heaven with her beloved Mart! My heart goes out to you all, please know I will keep you all in my prayers.
Nancy Elmlinger Gillespie - May 15, 2019
Dear Elmlingers, I am so sad to hear of Aunt Pat's passing. What a wonderful woman she was, and you all were so blest to have had her as a Mother. She really was my favorite on the Elmlinger side! She was always so happy to see us, so positive and so giving. She will be greatly missed but will live on through all of you!
Jeanie Elmlinger Poley - May 15, 2019
Elmlinger Family: The Bob Elmlinger sisters are so very sorry to hear of Aunt Pat's passing. What a full and wonderful life she led, and what a blessing that she now joins Uncle Mart in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Irene & Julius Wise Family - May 10, 2019
Dear Elmlinger Families,
You all have our deepest sympathy, prayers and God's Blessings!
Jan, Marvin, Bob, Linda, Sandy & Judy
Paul - Apr 16, 2019
Marye, Vicki and family- Dad and Joe and I all mourn your mom’s passing. We feelvfortunate to have been able to come out to visit Mart and Pat over these past few years. God bless you all.
Ron & Susie Whetstone Kissel - Apr 13, 2019
Vicki & Mary's,so sorry for your loss.Your mom was so much fun to be around.My prayers r with your family.
Cynthia Lewis - Apr 13, 2019
Sincere condolences to Thomas and the entire Elmlinger family. Praying for strength during this difficult time.
Julie Craven-Cox-Bashore - Apr 12, 2019
Vickie and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to follow. My deepest sympathy to the Elmlinger Family.
- Apr 12, 2019
Vicki &Mary's,so sorry for the loss of your mom.bothe your mom & dad had special spot in my heart.May your memories get u thru the days ahead.prayers to your family.
Gene and Eleanor Bettac, Paul and Laureen Bettac - Apr 12, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. We always appreciated Pat and Martin's visits. Hugs and prayers.
Nancy Doerner - Apr 11, 2019
I am so sad to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a wonderful friend to me and I will always remember Abner and her fondly and with a smile. I delivered lunches to her and always enjoyed seeing her (and Abner peeking around the hallway corner)!!
Wendy Daniel - Apr 11, 2019
Vickie and family - thoughts and prayers are with you in your days of sorrow. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
David Schaffer - Apr 11, 2019
Dear Marye, Mike, Vickie, Gerry, Tom, and Dan,
Deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved mother. Will always have nice memories of Pat and Martin's friendliness, warm hearts and hospitality. We appreciate the 20 years of dedicated service she gave at Dad's business too. Hope you are all doing well these days...
Ken and Donna Hay - Apr 11, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have many good memories of Pat from when I lived in Havana. She always had a smile.
Cindy Bevier Trimner - Apr 10, 2019
Marye, Vickie and family, so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you close in thought and prayer.
Tom & Diane Trombly - Apr 10, 2019
Tom and family please accept our condolences for the loss of your mom. We hope you can all find peace. Love you, Tom & Diane
Linda weisenauer - Apr 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss.
Cynthia Branham - Apr 10, 2019
My sincere condolences and love to the Elmlinger family. I have so many fond memories of time spent in Havana with your family. I will never forget Pat's cooking and her giggle. She and Martin are together again, reunited forever. Praying for peace and comfort for the family. Love to the family.
Sherry Long - Apr 10, 2019
Mike and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers lifted for all.