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Patricia B. Criswell, 86, of Ravenna, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born in New Castle on July 17, 1931, to the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Haney) Bevan.
Patricia was a 1949 graduate from Villa Maria High School in New Castle.
She had retired from RMH (UH Portage Medical Center) in 1993, where she was a member of the Robinson Tea.
She was an avid member of Immaculate Conception Church, where she was very active with the Young at Heart Group and the Lady's Guild, enjoyed spending time with her family and playing cards in "The Bridge Club" for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Thomas G. Criswell; two sons, Thomas Criswell and James Criswell; five daughters, Margaret (Kevin) Trinkle, Connie (Ron) Pahls, Janice (Tom) Flynn, Joyce (Joe) Rastetter and Liz Grotemeyer; brothers, Thomas J. Bevan and John (Barbara) Bevan; sister, Mary Jo (Don) Hanna; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Daniel Bevan; and sister-in-law, Doris Bevan.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes, Ravenna Chapel.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna, with the Rev. William Kraynak officiating.
Private family entombment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Ravenna.
Condolences and memories of Pat may be shared with her family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 9, 2018
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