Mrs. Patricia A. “Pat” Toppe, 84 of Seymour, passed on, at home, Sunday morning, February 8, 2015 exactly 17 years to the day that her husband Robert E. Toppe passed on. As Pat was taking her last breath her daughter Mary Jo was reciting the Hail Mary Prayer for her.
Patricia A. Hargrove was born in New Albany, Indiana on April 18, 1930 the daughter of the late Schuyler and Agnes E. (Plunkett) Hargrove.
After graduating from Shields High School, she married Robert E. Toppe in Seymour, on November 26, 1948. He passed on February 8, 1998 in Seymour.
Pat was a very faithful member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and a homemaker. She was a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary, the Hospital Guild and the Boys Club Auxiliary. She enjoyed the garden club and loved the days they made floral arrangements.
Pat had four children Robert W. “Bob” (Deanie) Toppe, Timothy P. (Robin) Toppe, Mary Jo (Jerry) Gallion and Victoria J. “Vickie” (Robyn) Toppe, six grandchildren Michele D. Toppe, Robert A. Toppe, Patricia J. Lynn Toppe, William L. Gallion, Elizabeth L. Toppe and Katherine E. Toppe, eight great grandchildren Nick, Alex, Julia, Patricia, Tatiana, Conner, Sophia and Carson.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael F. Toppe, and sisters Mary Jean Richart and Joan Terkhorn.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Dan Staublin officiating and assisted by Deacon Mike East.
Family and friends may call at Voss Funeral Service, Voss Chapel at 316 N. Chestnut St. on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and from the church on Thursday after 9 a.m.
Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, with a Voss Dove release.
The family would like to invite friends to the rosary service at Voss Chapel on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Family asks that memorials be designated to St. Ambrose Catholic Church.