Patricia J. (Henry) Searles, 88 of Huntington, IN, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Patricia was born on February 11, 1935 in Howard County, Indiana to Ivan Harold and Etta “Karlene” Henry. She graduated from Northwestern High School and married Gene Ivan Searles on September 15, 1956, in Mt. Etna. Gene preceded her in death on March 17, 2021. Patricia was a homemaker, operated Lancaster Hardware for many years, and was a member of Mt. Etna Community Life Church. She was a member of Sweet Adeline’s, a singing group in Marion, the Marion Bowling League, and the WSCS Ladies Group. Patricia enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and completing them with her fellow residents and Nurse Kelly. She enjoyed camping, puzzle books, and most of all, spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Karlene Henry, and her husband of 66 years, Gene Searles.
Loving survivors include her daughters Marilyn (Kevin) Teusch of Huntington, IN and Pamela Searles of Warren, IN, grandchildren Stacey (Jason) Spuller of Fort Wayne, IN and Corey (Jennifer) Teusch of Huntington, IN, great grandchildren, Brenna Spuller, Maddux Spuller, Aubrey Teusch, Logan Teusch, and Owen Teusch, sisters, Janice (Bob) Keiffer of LaFontaine, IN, and Diana (Clif) Kingrey of Blue Ridge, GA, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may gather to visit at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home located at 203 N Matilda Warren, IN 46792 on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. A funeral service will begin at 1:30 pm with Zack Working officiating. Entombment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Marion, IN.