March 01, 1948 ‒ December 24, 2014
MANSFIELD: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22 NIV) Pat Foraker was a caregiver to many. She faithfully took care of her parents, her husband, and her brother in their times of need. Never begrudgingly, her spirit was upbeat and gentle. She understood her role in God’s Great Plan to offer service and act as witness to those around her.
Patricia Foraker passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 in her Mansfield home following a very brief illness. She was 66.
She was born March 1, 1948 to parents Martin G. & Nina L. (Maglott) Hopp in Mansfield. Pat was graduated from Malabar High School with the class of 1966.
Pat was a life insurance agent at Neese-Rockhold Insurance where she worked for more than 20 years until her retirement. Pat cherished all animals and had a special fondness for her sister’s dogs McKinley and Emma.
She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Mansfield where she played the piano for many years and enjoyed the fellowship of her church family.
Pat is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael & Christie Foraker along with her two grandchildren Samuel Foraker and Sophie Foraker all of Norcross, GA; her sister (and brother-in-law) Barbara & Jay Wineland of Mansfield; her twin brother (and sister-in-law) Tom & Vicki Hopp of Lexington; and a brother Gary Hopp of Mansfield; two nephews (and their wives) Matthew & Joyce Hopp of Powell and Aaron & Jesse Hopp of Dublin; and one great-nephew Gabriel Hopp of Powell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband C. M. Foraker III in 2002.
Her family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Grace Brethren Church, 531 Marion Avenue in Mansfield, where her funeral service will begin immediately after at 11 a.m. Pastor J. Hudson Thayer will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory to the Richland County Humane Society may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Pat’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com