Patricia Wells Hamon Arbogast “Pat” Ruggles

August 06, 1930 ‒ June 09, 2013

Mount Vernon, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON: Patricia Ruggles passed away unexpectedly early morning Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Knox Community Hospital. She was 39 going on 82.

She was born August 6, 1930 in Mt. Vernon to parents Delbert & Dorothy (Purbaugh) Wells and was graduated from Mt. Vernon High School.

Pat had a tremendous work ethic and still held a job less than two months ago. Earlier in life, she was employed by Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield and General Industries in Bellville. Pat had a passion for antiquing and enjoyed her most recent jobs at Farley & Moore Antiques and Mid-Ohio Antiques.

In her younger years she loved to bowl and golf. More recently she enjoyed spending free time playing bingo, the lottery and other games of chance. Pat will be remembered as a strict but kindhearted mother, aunt, and grandmother.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and AMVET Memorial Post # 95 both in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Dixie & Gerald Mooney of Mt. Vernon, Debbie Banks of Martinsburg, Shirley & Joe Foss of Jeffersonville, IN, and Connie Arbogast of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother Terry & Connie Wells of Mt. Vernon; a brother-in-law Tony Varlos; an honorary daughter Toni Fox; Marvin Hamon (father to Dixie, Debbie, Marva, and Shirley); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Bob Ruggles; Neal Arbogast (father to Connie); a daughter Marva Hollar; sons-in-law John Hollar and Charlie Banks; a granddaughter Michelle Fry; siblings Gene Wells, Bill Wells, Marge McKee, and Shirley Varlos; brother-in-law Wayne McKee; and an honorary daughter Twila Dalton.

Friends may call Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Reverend Daniel Belcher will officiate and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon.

Contributions may be made in her memory to benefit her family (please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes).

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