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Mary Elizabeth Patrick, 93
Obit Patrick

McMinnville resident and Warren County native Mary Elizabeth Patrick, 93, was born Aug. 17, 1928 and died March 18 at her residence following an extended illness.    

A retired bookkeeper and member of First Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and L. Osha Clouse Martin. She was married to Alton Aubrey Patrick, who preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2020. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Martha Smith and brothers, Charlie Martin and Earl and Paul Nash.

Mrs. Patrick is survived by daughters Patricia (Bill) Zechman, Janice (Dr. Billy) Tanner and Debbie Patrick, all of McMinnville, grandchildren Christie (Jared) Bryson, Leslie Zechman, Lauren (Jason) Denney, Mary Brock (Chris) Wade, Patrick (Shelby) Davis and Benjamin (Treeah) Davis, great-grandchildren Daniel Troglen, Aaron Troglen, Luke Troglen, Jackie Troglen, Bliss (Garrett) Zechman, Tallulah Zechman-Watson, Flannery Bryson, Rex Denney and Esther Denney, step-grandchildren, Jenny Tanner, Taylor and Emily Jaco, Meredith (Stacy) Woodlee, Tori and Tyla Woodlee, Justin (Shay) Tanner, Wyatt and Caroline Tanner, Sarah (Kirk) Ruoff and Tanner and Dempsey Ruoff and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March, 20, at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville with Bo Hendrix officiating. There will be no visitation or service at High’s. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Department or Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice for all their care. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 20, 2022