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Patricia Males

April 23, 1932 – May 31, 2022

Patricia Males, 90, of Lapel, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Rawlins House in Pendleton, Indiana.

She was born April 23, 1932 in Fishersburg, Indiana, to Leslie Teeters and Lela (Martin)Teeters.

Mrs. Males graduated from Lapel High School in 1948. She retired from Guide Lamp, division of General Motors.  She also was very involved in the Lapel Public Library and was instrumental in bringing it to town. Mrs. Males was a long time member of Ford St. United Methodist Church.

She married Jimmie Males who passed away in 1984. 

Survivors include her daughter Betsy (Dave) Vest, of Anderson; four grandchildren Brandi (Phillip) Baker of Pendleton, Mandi (Shane) Kemerly of Lapel, Jessica (Chris) Ricci of Perkinsville and Kamesa King of Anderson; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her daughter Teresa (Males) Wilson.

A funeral service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Ford St. United Methodist Church, 925 Ford St., Lapel, Indiana, with Pastor Glenn Knepp officiating.

Visitation is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Burial will follow at Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lapel Food Pantry or the Ford St. United Methodist Church.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, Lapel, Indiana. Online Condolences may be shared at www. hersbergerbozell.co