Mrs. Patricia J. Ostewig, 76, of Lebanon, passed away July 22, 2020, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.
Pat was born October 24, 1943, in Waynesburg, PA, a daughter of the late Pete Howard and Joannna (Crouse) Waters. She was raised by her Mammy, Clyda Crouse. She married Karl H. Ostewig. He passed away on March 8, 1996.
Pat worked as a claims adjuster and retired from Economy Insurance. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lebanon, where she found strength through her faith; her church friends were her family. Pat always enjoyed attending class reunions every five years. In 2016, she was recognized as the Senior Citizen of the year in Boone County. Early on, she did a lot of genealogy work. Pat loved music and dancing, along with racquetball and running. In her later years, she found great joy in her artwork and painting, and loved giving her work as gifts. She would always say that she had the best childhood possible with many good memories in pig turd hollar.
Survivors include her daughters, Amy (Randy) Campbell of Lebanon and Michelle Crane of Indianapolis; step children, Steven (Linda) Ostewig of Greenfield and Taryn (Tom) Bartz of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Chad Crane, Alexis Vann, and Max Campbell; and sisters, Barbara Brown of Brownsburg and Georgette Spitzer of Indianapolis. In addition to her parents and husband, Pat was preceded in death by her daughters, Eve Marie and Rebecca Kay Ostewig; step-father, Alvin Waters; mammy, Clyda Crouse; granddaughter, Cara Crane; and sisters, Rebecca Waters and Pamela Geisler.
Family and friends will gather Sat., July 25, 2020, for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Pat will be laid to rest at Browns Wonder Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.