Patricia Carol Flynn

December 03, 1935 ‒ July 26, 2020

Bellville, Ohio

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Patricia (Pat) Flynn passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of July 26, 2020. In the days before her passing, she was cared for in her home, surrounded by family. Born in Akron, Ohio to Joseph George and Elizabeth (Betty) Schlosser, her family relocated to Bellville, Ohio in 1942.

She was survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Cecil. Pat and Cecil met in high school and are both graduates of Bellville High School. They were married in 1957 and have four children.

Pat was survived by her children Kimberly Knapp of Bellville, Teresa (Ted) Catino of Carmel, Indiana, Michael Flynn of Bellville, and Donald Flynn of Bellville; four grandchildren, Lindsay (John) Williams, Sara Smouther, McKenzie (Nick) Eaton, and Bryan Flynn; two step-grand-daughters, Kristyn, (Jason) Fitcho and Brynn (Joseph) Jones; and twelve great-grandchildren. Pat was also survived by one brother, Stephen Schlosser of North Liberty.

Pat was lovingly known by her family as “G.G.”, a name she coined for herself when her oldest great-grandson, Riley Smouther, was born. Pat and Cecil helped to take care of Riley when he was a baby – and it was a special time in both their lives.

Over the years, Pat and Cecil have been an example of love and strength to all who know them. Pat was a friend to everyone she met and always found the good in everyone. She would remind her family and loved ones that no matter what we should, “Just be kind.” Pat worked as a beautician for forty years. For the majority of those years, she worked at Pat’s Beauty Salon, which she owned and worked in out of her home.

Another of Pat’s favorite sayings was, “Us girls must stick together.” She loved spending time with her two daughters and four granddaughters. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Joseph George III and David Scholosser; infant sister, Barbara; and granddaughter, Kirstin Knapp.

Pat was a very special lady, loved by all, and will be greatly missed. Donations in her honor may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA.org) or Kindred Hospice (click here to donate online to Kindred Hospice).

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family and encourage you to share a memory by visiting SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • My condolences to the family Mike just told me about Pat’s condition Saturday night at that benefit. She was always a sweet lady, always admired her and Cecil. RIP Pat

  • Cecil, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    An old golfing buddy, Dennis Snyder

  • Thinking and praying for the whole family. What sweet memories of this lady.🌹 She will be missed by those left behind. Hugs ,Terri my friend.

  • Remember Pat well. From haircuts to seeing her at the pool. What a special lady. She will be missed by so many but welcomed home with open arms. Blessings and prayers to the family for comfort. Hugs to you Kim and Terri.

  • This is heart breaking, I practically grew up in the Flynn house hold, Donnie and I had a path worn down to dirt between their house and my Grandparents house. My mom and Pat were the best of friends, and growing up their were a group of families that were very tight knit.The Flynn’s, The Walters, The Watts, The Cunningham’s, The Bennett’s, all were friends from school and us kids were all raised together… The women had a “Mothers Club” and I have many fond memories of get togethers with all of these folks. For years we had a 4 th of July picnic together… it was at Deer Park for years, then we started a tradition at the Scout Cabin pavilion that lasted for many years. Denise and I had the pleasure of having supper with Pat and Cec some months back, we were both going into the V&M at the same time, and got a table together. We had a great talk about how things were and about how things are today, Pat and all the ladies of the Mothers Club were great people and will be missed. Cecil, Kim, Terri, Mike and Donnie, you have my deepest condolences.

  • Very sad to see this. This lovely woman always had a smile on her face. Our bodies don’t hold up forever, like our spirits do. She is in the arms of the God who made her. May your sadness be brief, her joy is now forever 🙏🏻💕

  • Cecil ,kids and grandkids she was a special person always had a smile on her face” She will be greatly missed but we will always remember her kindness Prayers are with you and your family

  • She will be missed by a lot of people but more from her family. She is with her LORD now and will be waiting for you.

  • We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s death. She was always so kind and had the same smile on her face every time you saw her. We know Heaven gained an angel! We send our deepest sympathy to Cecil and all the family. Al and Shelley Davis

  • Dear Cecil and family!! Sending you our love and prayers!! What a Blessing Pat was to so many!! She will be truly missed!! In Gods Love, RON and Jeanie Roberts.

  • Dearest Flynn Family, As the saying goes..”It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” with that said our families qualify! We will keep each of you in our prayers. We are thankful she is now pain free in God’s care. Loving condolences to this super family!

  • Pat was the first person I worked for. She taught me so much about life, and the industry. She did my hair for my Jr prom. Part of my life for so long… she was loved and respected by all. I will NEVER FORGET HER! ❤️ My love and prayers to the family! 🙏❤️

  • Kim and family,
    I am incredibly sad for your loss! You were truly blessed with an excellent mother. My prayers will cover you and yours in the comings days and weeks! Hugs,
    Jodi

  • GG was a very special Lady so Kind & Sweet when I would go over to John & Lindsay house in Grove City for Family Get Togethers Cecil & GG would be their also she was always so kind to me really all of John’s Family she is going to be so Sadly Missed my Prayers & Thoughts go out to Cecil , Terri , Lindsay & Kim & the rest of the Family & my Grandchildren they all are going to miss her Prayers! Linda Smith

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless and comfort you all through this difficult time.

    Rich and Connie Osborn
    (Joyce Smith)

  • Pat & Cecil were one of the first families I got to know when I moved to Bellville in 1982. As I got to Know Pat she would always ask how my family was doing and of course talk proudly of her own family. Very sweet lady that will be greatly missed. Our prayers to the Flynn Family.

  • So very sorry for your loss Cecil and family. Pat was a special lady and friends to everyone. She will be missed for sure.

  • Sending much love to the Flynn family. I remember going to Pat’s house as a little girl and watching as she worked on my mom’s hair. It always made me feel so grown up. Pat and my mom, Mary Jo Pentz, always had a good time together and that joyful bond included my sisters and Pat’s daughters who grew to br great friends as well. Then the next generation of daughters grew to be friends.

    Pat was always laughing and smiling. Her kindness and generous nature will always be remembered but I have seen how it lives on in her children. You are all in our prayers.

  • So sad to hear this news! Pat was loved by all. I too have fond memories of her and Theresa during their beauty shop days in the basement. I so appreciate how much your family helped our mom, Mary Jo Pentz-Keppler, through out the years. You were always there for her, Pat! Now you are there with her in Heaven! 💜
    Sending lots of blessings and prayers for your family during this tough time.
    Sincerely yours, Andrea Pentz Mathwich.🙏💜🙏

  • So sad to hear this news! Pat was loved by all. I too have fond memories of her and Theresa during their beauty shop days in the basement. I so appreciate how much your family helped our mom, Mary Jo Pentz-Keppler, through out the years. You were always there for her, Pat! Now you are there with her in Heaven! 💜
    Sending lots of blessings and prayers for your family during this tough time.
    Sincerely yours, Andrea Pentz Mathwich.🙏💜🙏

  • Pat had such a sweet presence – we will never forget her family’s kindness and help during the blizzard – God bless you and keep you during this time

  • To the Flynns.. So very sad to hear this news, I have fond memories of Pat and all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Jeanne ( Gehrisch) VanHouten

  • Flynn Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Always smiled and nice to talk to. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless you all.

    Nick and Ginger(Jordan) Kunz

  • Please accept my sincere condolences with Pat’s passing. It is so hard to believe she is gone from all who loved her. Love to Pat’s Cecil & families.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a very special lady for sure. She always had a smile on her face and love in her heart for all. She will be missed by her family and friends. Heaven has gained another angel, she is smiling down on her family now. Memories are to be treasured. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. May Gods loving hands give you comfort during this most difficult time. Love to all of the family. Pam Adkins

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was so special and will be missed. My heart goes out to Cecil and family. You have always been a special couple and great friends to all. My God be with your family though this .

  • Cecil and family: Sending our Thoughts and Prayers. Pat was such a kind sweet person, I enjoyed taking care of her at the Doctors office she will be missed by many.

  • One of the sweetest people I have ever met!! What a loving legacy she has left you❤️ I know the pain you are going through but her and Bob are having a grand time catching up 🥰 My thoughts are with you😔

  • Dear Flynn family,
    Pat was the epitome of a charitable heart in regard to her love walk! She and Cecil were always there for their family –no matter what, and extended that love to everyone surrounding. The first time I met them I felt valued and loved! 🥰 Bill has been blessed to have enjoyed them for much longer!
    We know she will be missed tremendously by all who were blessed to have her life intertwine with theirs.
    May God shower your family and her vast family of friends with His consolation and peace. We lift you all in prayer at this difficult time of loss as you grieve her passing, yet celebrate her life and honor her memory!
    Our love…

  • Cecil and Family – my deepest sympathy!
    I went all through school with Pat and we graduated together.
    She was always such a joy to have in any situation or conversation.
    A very special “one of a kind”…
    I will certainly miss her!

  • To the Flynn family

    Deepest condolences to all of you. Pat was such a dear heart to so many in the community. Her kind words and smile were never far away. Her loving support for my mom through the last years before she passed was often shared by my mom in conversation.

    Prayers and blessings

    Judith Pentz

  • Pat was such a beautiful person both inside and out. In all the time I knew her I never heard an unkind word said against her. That’s quite a legacy. Neither did I ever hear her say an unkind word against anyone else. Cecil and entire family, i am so sorry for your loss. What a lady she was.

  • Cecil, Terry, Kim, Mike,Donnie, and grandchildren. You have my deepest sympathy. I was totally shocked when I heard about Pat. She was one special lady always so kind and friendly as was her whole family. They all are very special to me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cecil and family I am so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a beautiful and kind lady. The family will be in my prayers.

  • My cousin Pat was one of those shining lights in the darkness, my prayers go out to Cecil and the family, she was a beautiful woman inside and out. May God bless her and the family, Love you all!
    Ivanne

  • To Cecil and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Pat was a very sweet lady. She was loved by everyone. My deepest sympathy. ❤️

  • My condolences to all of Pat’s family. Remember going to her salon many years ago. She also made you feel special. She will be missed by all of us who came in contact with her thru the years. May prayers to all of you.

  • Pat was one of the most true good-hearted souls that I ever met! I am so sorry for her loss! She was there in our time of need and I will never forget that. My sympathy to her family! We are here if you need us!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Cecil and the children A truly beautiful and loving lady I will miss you, Cousin

  • Cecil and family, so sorry for your loss. Pat was one of the most pleasant ladies I know. She will be missed by many.

  • Great memories of Michigan and Ohio with Pat and Cecil and the rest of the family! May God bless and comfort “yal” during these times of grief.

  • Sinceres condolences to all Flynn Family. I Love Miss. Flynn so much and never will forget her. She always was so nice, friendly, and for sure will be a angel in Heaven.

  • To the entire Flynn Family, my deepest condolences. Pat was indeed one of the sweetest ladies I ever knew. The first time I ever met her was at a nursing home that I worked at, and she was there to do some residents hair. She said she stood outside the door listening to me consoling and talking to a resident that nobody else could get to eat while I fed her. She hugged me when I came out of the room and said “we need more like you “. I have never forgotten that and I never saw her that she didn’t have that beautiful smile. RIP sweetheart

  • The entire Flynn family is in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a sweet lady. May all of your wonderful memories of Pat help you through this difficult time. The Lehnhart Family

    Hugs to Donnie

  • Cecil and all, So sorry to hear of your loss. Loving thoughts to all of you during this time. She will be missed. Good memories were made in our “young” years as our families got together. Prayers for comfort at this time,
    Formerly the Ransom girls….. Chris , Terri, Mary and Trudy

  • Mike,
    Thought’s and prayers for you and your family in this Difficult time. So sorry for the loss of your mother.

  • Kim and family our thoughts are with you. May the memories of her smile and good times you had together help you though this time.

  • Cecil, Terri, and family,
    I am so sad to learn of Pat’s passing. I have many memories of hanging out in Pat’s Beauty Salon and memories of our families having dinner at Quaker Springs, Pat and Terri and my Mom coming to Columbus when I was living there for a fun dinner, and how lucky Terri and I were when we lived with Joe and Betty in Ft. Myers. A strong family is such a blessing. Cecil–my dad so understands your pain in losing your wife, and Terri, Kim, Mike, and Donnie–my brothers and I so understand the pain of losing your Mom. You are all in our thoughts and prayers,

    Beth (Snyder) Hardcastle
    Tom “Art” Snyder
    Jerry Snyder
    Ted Snyder

  • To the Flynn family
    I still have pictures when we were young and our families went to Michigan. Your family was always so fun to be around. Pat was a sweetheart for sure. Always smiling and happy. My sincere condolences to your family. Prayers for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
    Terri (Ransom) Dewitt

  • So very sorry for your loss! Pat was always so nice to everyone she met! Your family is in our thoughts.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Praying for you all for the great empty spot left in your hearts. Stan and Kitty Black

  • My condolences to the Flynn family. I remember as a kid getting my hair cut by Pat. Later in life if Pat saw me in town she always wanted a hug. She was a very sweet lady and she will be missed.

  • Our condolence to all of the family, she will be missed. I was looking forward to the time we could get back to our luncheon every month. We have many memories of our school days. She will be missed by many.

  • Cecil and family we were so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing you guys were a great couple Tom and I both know the pain you are going through you all are in our thoughts and prayers our Condolences to all the family Janet Hope and Tom Brumenshenkel

  • Dear Cecil & Family,
    Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you each, as you (we all) grieve the loss of such a kind and loving “angelic” woman as Pat. You were Blessed to have had her as wife, mother and grandmother (GG), while the rest of us feel Blessed to have had her for a most wonderful and dear friend. What the world needs are millions more like her!

  • Cecil – I am so sorry to hear of your darling wife’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m certain that Pat will be sorely missed by you and those who love her!
    Deb Erndt

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