Rhoda S. Patton, age 93, resident of Meadville since 1987 and formerly of Venango Township, passed away at Rolling Fields, Conneautville on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. A daughter of the late G. Pressley Stephenson and Nina Durfee Stephenson and her late adoptive parents – Guy Dunlap and Electa Stephenson Dunlap, Rhoda was born in Kingsville, OH on July 30, 1921.

Patton, Rhoda S. A veteran of World War II, Rhoda served in the Army Corp (WAC) from 1944 until 1946. After the war and until the early 1950’s, Rhoda was employed by Talon, Inc. in Meadville. She married the late Roy E. Patton on July 15, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1999. She was a member of Watson Run Church of God and enjoyed sewing and craft work.

Surviving Rhoda are two sons – Michael R. Patton and his wife, Terry of Live Oaks, FL and David S. Patton and his wife, Donna of Conneautville; three grandchildren – Theresa Johnson and her husband, Nelson, Joseph Patton and his wife, Tina, and Robert Patton and his wife, Mellissa; three step grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Rhoda in death in addition to her parents and husband was a step daughter – Penny Young and an infant daughter – Sandra Sue Patton; three brothers – James Dunlap, Allen Dunlap, and Glen Stephenson; and four sisters – S. Margaret Dunlap, Helen Tuttle, Marie Stanford, and Jane Burchill.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Saturday, July 25th from noon until 3:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home with Reverend Ken Hough, pastor of the Watson Run Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.