Patricia Ann Jones Stewart Metcalf

January 22, 1933 ‒ June 24, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Patricia Ann Jones Stewart Metcalf passed away on June 24 at the age of 86 at her daughter’s home after being recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Born on January 22, 1933 in Mansfield, Ohio to Merton and Donna (Amsbaugh) Jones, Pat was reared by her grandparents, Harter and Faye (Applegate) Jones in Lucas. A 1951 graduate of Lucas High School, she also attended The Ohio State University. Pat retired from Knox County Dept. of Human Services and had served as a staff writer and special features editor at The Mount Vernon News. As a former member of the Ohio Newspaper Women’s Association and Mount Vernon Soroptimists International, Pat also served on the Board of Commissioners of Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Pat was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon where she sang in the Chancel Choir, served as clerk, member of the Diaconate, chair of the Board of Church and Ministry and was substitute organist. Prior to moving to Mount Vernon in 1974, she served as organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church in the village of Bellville, where she had lived for many years.

Surviving are daughters and their spouses, Deb (Tom) Bellamy of Greenville, S.C., Cheryl (Gary) Lantz and Kim (David) Jacot of Bellville, grandchildren Brian (Jennifer) Lantz and Sarah Lantz, great-grandchildren Aubryn Nickoli, Isaac and Zachary Lantz, sister Jean Steiner and her children, Beth and Scott, and special friend and helper Tammy Ford. Pat was preceded in death by her first husband, Max Stewart and second husband, J. Ira Metcalf.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church Street, Bellville, Ohio 44813 at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17, followed by a luncheon.  The family will observe a private service in Mount Zion Cemetery in Lucas, Ohio.

Donations to Kindred Hospice of Mount Vernon or a charity of your choice in Pat’s memory.

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  • My heart goes out to you three girls for losing such a wonderful and loving Mother. I feel lucky that I did get a chance to reconnect with her a couple of years ago and let her know how much she meant to me. And it was so great to hear her talk about each one of you. Her love was boundless! I will keep you all in my prayers and I know you will find strength in the knowledge that you will all be together again someday. Love, becky

  • So sorry to hear the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers for all of your family

  • I remember seeing her around MV. Always a smile. My sympathy to you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear that your mother has passed. It is never easy to lose your parent. My prayers are with you and your family

  • Many great memories and good times with this awesome person. Our condolences on her passing. She will be greatly missed.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss of your mom . I have fond memories growing up next door to them in Belleville. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I have many fond memories of your mom when we both worked at The Mount Vernon News. One of my favorite memories was the party Pat hosted when the “editor-from-he–” got fired. We endured him for 9 months and were so happy when his reign abruptly ended. Mike had the entire newsroom in an uproar every day and was especially cruel to the female reporters, but like me, Pat toughed it out! She was dedicated to her work, her family and to having a good time. Just thinking of her makes me smile.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. With Sympathy. Bill & Elaine

  • Cheryl again I say I am so sorry to hear the news. Pat and I go back to 6th grade when we met. Our lives have always seem to cross. After graduation we both worked st farmers bank in Mansfield. Then she left to take care of her grandmother. Later I moved to Bellville on SR 546. Did not know it but she lived around the corner. Started friendship again. We laughed and I have many stories. She encouraged me to join Tots to Teens. Many good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We had a friendship that was one that whenever we did see each other you knew she was your friend.

  • I knew Pat from church and absolutely adored her. She had a wonderful sense of humor, laughed easily, and never made you guess as to what she was really thinking. I remember a couple years ago she made the comment that she hoped that God would give her one more spring. I’m glad her prayer was answered. My sympathy to all of you and your families.

  • All my love to you in your loss. I knew your mom from church and have many fond memories of conversations we had many a time over the phone. She was a wonderful person and is greatly missed.

  • Thank you all for your many kind words and shared memories of our mother. It means so much to all of us.