Patricia "Pat" F. Emlinger

06/02/1939 - 09/05/2023


Obituary For Patricia "Pat" F. Emlinger

Lima, Ohio
Patricia "Pat" F. Emlinger, 84, passed away on September 5, 2023, at 2:08 am, at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Pat was born June 2, 1939, in Cleveland, OH, to Albert and Catherine "Midge" (North) Sproul who both preceded her in death. On May 6, 1956, she married Harry H. Emlinger who preceded her in death on November 9, 2022.
Pat attended Lima Senior High School. She was a longtime employee at JCPenney and retired after roughly forty-five years. Pat enjoyed knitting, crocheting and photography. She also loved genealogy, scrap booking and traveling. Pat was an excellent cook and loved spending time with her family. She cherished her husband Harry and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pat was one of the founding members of the Lima Patriots Group.
Pat is survived by her children, Greg (Sandy Vicinio) Emlinger of Floral City, FL, Michelle (Dean) Rowland of Floral City, FL, Lisa (John) Battles of Lima, OH, Wendy (Greg) Nocera of Lima, OH, Chris (Wendy) Reiss of Peoria, AZ, grandchildren, Amanda (Will) Jarrett of Murfreesboro, TN, Bailey Battles of Lima, and Taylor Nocera of Cincinnati; great-grandsons, Chandler, Caleb, and Connor Jarrett, siblings, Betty Klima of Wapakoneta, OH, Floyd "Bud" (Marcia) Sproul of Newborn, NC, and Dorothy "Dot" (Mark) Williams of Kokomo, IN.
She is preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Harry Klima.
A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 6:00pm at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Pastor Wayne Waltz to officiate the service.
Visitation will be on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Allen County Council on Aging, 700 North Main Street, Lima, Ohio 45801.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


10 Sep


04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
10 Sep

Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
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  • 09/09/2023

    Greg, Michelle & Lisa, I know losing your mom creates a hole in your heart. Nobody can ever replace our mom, but time can heal the wound. Remember the good times & know that she is in heaven with your dad. Both of them meant a lot to me & always made me welcome in their home. Anytime. I will miss them both. God bless all of you!! Much love!!

  • 09/08/2023

    Thoughts, prayers and my deepest sympathies are with All of you for your loss.

  • 09/07/2023

    Greg,Michelle,Lisa,so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman who gave much of herself to others Deanna and cuffy

  • 09/06/2023

    Granna taught me so many things. How to cook, make a buffet style dinner, make cookies and desserts, read a map, budget a checkbook, drive a car, find a good sale, take up a love of reading, being kind to others, always being thankful, and also being sarcastic when needed. There's just so many different life skills she taught me over the years. And now somehow I have to move forward without being able to seek her advice and wisdom. Granna was such a wonderful genuinely caring person. She will be greatly missed by all who had the benefit of knowing her. Granna we love you and are so glad you are with family in heaven.

  • 09/06/2023

    Granna was my grandmother in law who took me in as one of her grandson's after marrying Amanda Jarrett. We had our aurguments but we had alot of laughs. Granna had a habit of spoiling my boys in which were her Great Grandchildren (Chandler, Caleb and Connor) when we came to visit or Granna and Granddaddy would vist us. Granna always gave me encouragement with my wood working and sometimes seemed to be one of my biggest fans. We will miss you Granna and i hope you got to enjoy last project i built you, The American Flag.

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