Patricia Foraker

March 01, 1948 ‒ December 24, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

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

  • Words cannot express how much my heart breaks for you. Please know that
    my deepest sympathies go out to you all during this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Becky Shurts

  • Pat was a wonderful grandmother and I will always have fond memories of her holding Sam and Sophie. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • I am very blessed that I got to get to know Pat and fellowship with her when she, Mike and Christie had Thanksgiving dinner with me an my family 3 years ago and again the next year here in Madison, GA.

    I was deeply saddened by her passing, but am confident she is in the loving arms of Jesus now. My prayers go out to Mike, Christie, Sam and Sophie as well as the other surviving family members. God bless you all with peace and strength during your time of grieving.

  • Barb and family,
    I was so sad to read of your sister’s passing. I send you my deepest sympathy and can only hope that the love and support of other family and friends can help you through this difficult time. (I used to work with you at Stanton-Long Insurance and never knew your sister but heard you talk fondly of her many times).

  • I remember meeting Pat when she came down to visit Mike at Asbury (College) University in Wilmore, Kentucky. I was a student at Asbury at the time and later on a room mate with Mike. I was impressed how caring and loving she was when I first met her in Wilmore. Pat had a strong faith as a christian and loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, and mind. I was blessed to have known such a Godly woman and I look forward to seeing her in Heaven.

  • Mike, Christie, Sam and Sophie,

    We are so sad for your great loss. Please know that all of our team at Carson Guest is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    We pray your many sweet memories will keep your Mom, Grandmother with you in your hearts forever.

    Much love,

    Rita and the Carson Guest family

  • Mike and Family – We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. On behalf of your work family at CNN please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  • To Tom and Vickie Hopp and family….so sorry to hear about the death of your dear sister,d Patricia Foraker. Our heart aches with you at this time and we ask God to be by your sides and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Paul and Peggy Ludwig

  • Dear Tom & Vickie (and family),
    We were so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. We so enjoyed Pat’s fellowship when we all attended Marion Ave. GBC. She was blessed with a beautiful smile and a cheerful heart and was a true encourager. It always amazed us how she could play hymn after hymn–from memory–showing how much she loved our Lord. May your memories of her and the comfort you have–knowing that she is now with Jesus–lift your hearts at this time.
    In Sympathy,
    John & Sandy Skulski

  • So sorry to hear about Patty. I have very dear memories of playing music together with the Grace Notes Band. Special condolences to Tom and Vickie.
    Now she sees Jesus face to face. Praise God!
    Fred and Joyce Thomas

  • To Tom and Vickie
    We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We always enjoyed when she played the piano at church and her heart for the Lord. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers…
    Dave and Deb Poole

  • I did not know Pat personally but did see her on occasion at local businesses/restaurants. She always had a smile on her face and an ‘elf-like’ twinkle in her eye; and I will always remember her smile. She is in my prayers.