L. Patricia LaFever

August 13, 1928 ‒ April 29, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Patricia L. LaFever, age 89, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on August 13, 1928 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Wheaton) Lawrence. Patricia owned and operated with her late husband, Richard “Dick” LaFever, Manufacturing Printers in Mount Vernon.

She was an avid reader and fan of the Cleveland Indians. Patricia served as a volunteer for over 10 years at the Knox County Humane Society and was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Sharon) LaFever II of Eldersburg, Maryland and Nancy LaFever of Johnstown, two grandchildren, Cara LaFever and Jaclyn LaFever.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Richard “Dick” LaFever.

The family will observe a private service. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Patricia L. LaFever.

Memorial contributions in Patricia’s name may be made to ASPCA at www.aspca.org

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Very sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. It has been years since I worked with her and Dick, mostly on promotional material for “Dixie” but I have fond memories of working with both and especially Pat. I’m sure she will be greatly missed by her family and friends, and the community. RIP, Pat.

  • So sorry to read about Pat’s passing. We have such fond memories of her when we lived in her Mom’s downstairs apartment and she was so kind to us. Thank you Pat — RIP Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dear Nancy and Richard,…Jim and I are very sad to learn of your Mothers passing. Pat was a lovely lady who was neighbor and very helpful friend to my folks. I got to know Pat as a Humane Society volunteer. We volunteered together on Tuesday afternoons for many years at the front desk! She loved all animals..especially the shelter cats..,as her own we got to be good friends…for a time after we left the cat shelter. But because of my recent health issues I lost contact with .I will always treasure my friendship with this special-caring lady. MemoriesofPat and I at the cat shelter will remain in my heart always, in conclusion sending our deepest sympathy in this loss. Jim & Marlene McKay

    • Marlene: I remember you well as Pat’s “cat pal.” Thanks for your nice thoughts.

  • Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was always so sweet to me and had a great sense of humor. Harry and Shirley thought the world of her too. Our deepest sympathy to you and your brother.

    Lisa & Harry Turner

    • Thanks, guys. I saw Shirley’s stone at the church when we had our little ceremony. Take care.

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Pat volunteered for me at the front desk of the cat shelter when I was the volunteer manager. She could always be depended on being there for her shift and she really loved the cats. I enjoyed getting to know her and am sorry she is gone, but the way she talked about her husband I am sure she is happy to be with him.

    Janice Clayton

  • We loved hanging out at the jail with you when your Dad was sheriff of Knox County.

    Your cousins Maxine Lorey and Elaine Plumb