Patricia L. (Romaker) Libbee

Born: Wed., Sep. 9, 1931
Died: Sun., Sep. 14, 2014


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 21, 2014
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
Location: St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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Patricia L. Libbee, 83, 20340 Middle Pike, Wapakoneta, Ohio,  passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.   She was born September 9, 1931 in Sidney, Ohio the daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Sherman) Romaker and they are deceased.   She was married on May 17, 1952 to Gordon S. Libbee and he survives in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  Also surviving are a sister, Jane Cotrell of Piqua, Ohio and a brother James Romaker and his wife Joan of Sidney, Ohio; sister-in-laws, Pat Hoover and husband Dean (Herb) of Naples, Florida and Phyllis Jean Leininger and husband Larry of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina; brother-in-law, R. James Jones of Sidney, “Aunt Pat” also survived by nieces, Debbie Rhodes, Gayle Sherman, Susan Hull, Candance Bertovich and Denise McCracken and nephews, Greg Jones, Scott Jones, Phil Jones, David Romaker, Jerry Romaker, Allan Cotrell, Douglas Hoover, Michael Hoover and Gregory Leininger; special friends, Carol and Dennie Lucas and Helen and Louie Erb and family and her kitties, Hank and Charlie; eighteen great nieces and nephews and eight great great nieces and nephews.  A sister, Virginia Jones, brother-in-law, Terry Cotrell,  and a nephew, Tom Cotrell are deceased.  Mrs. Libbee graduated from Holy Angels Catholic High School in Sidney.   She never knew a stranger.   She retired in 1985 from her husband’s, Gordon “Doc” Libbee’s optometry business in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta, Ohio with Rev. Pat Sloneker.   Burial will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to:   Baker’s Animal Hospital, 109 S. Dixie Highway, Cridersville, Ohio  45806 or St. Joe’s Catholic Church, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta, Ohio  45895.   Condolences may be expressed to the Libbee family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Patricia's memory to the following organizations:

Baker's Animal Hospital
109 S. Dixie Highway, Cridersville, Ohio 45806

St. Joseph Catholic Church
101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Tel: 1-419-738-2115

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Connie Mumford Stahler
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014

So sorry to hear about Patricia's passing. She was the sweetest and most caring person I have ever known. She surely is one of God's sweetest angels.
I will remember both of you in my prayers.

Bob Buroker
   Posted Sun September 21, 2014
Patsy was always vibrant, friendly and very personable.
We seldom saw her as Barbara and I live in Louisiana, so
we had few opportunities to get together. However I remember
her mostly from my childhood.

Barbara and I send our very best wishes to Gordon. The two of them
made a wonderful couple and Gordon will miss her greatly.

Bob and Barbara Buroker

Cheryl Bailey
   Posted Tue September 23, 2014
Dear Gordon and family of Pat,
I always remember Pat as an enthusiastic friendly person since I first knew her when Gordon and my late husband built the office building for their practices. I last saw her at Happy Daz just before her accident. She immediately greeted me with a big hug. I was so sorry to hear about her accident and now her passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God will keep you close.
Most sincerely,
Cheryl Bailey