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Patricia Jo (Stoops) McCorkle, 78, of Lebanon, died peacefully at 10:22 a.m. on Good Friday, surrounded by her loved ones, after a long and brave battle with cancer at St. Vincent Hospice.. Pat was the daughter of Darrel and Athalea Stoops. She was born Aug. 16, 1934, and raised in Tipton County. Pat worked as a beautician after graduating from Apex Beauty School. She was an amazing seamstress and quilter.. She married John McCorkle in 1952 and was devoted to her family and loved by all who knew her. Returning her love were her husband, John; daughters, Dawn (Gary) Matthews, Gayle (Randy) Cowdin, and Karla (Steve) Kern; brother, Kenneth (Kathy) Stoops; sister, Sharon Stoops; grandchildren, Jeff (Tracey) Golden, Shawn (Carrie) Golden, Ryan (Elizabeth) Golden, Meghan (Matt) Larson, Bryce McQuern, Derrick (Tara) McQuern, Dan (Sarah) Cowdin, Leah (Garvin) Frantz, Adam (Erin) Clay, Josh Kern and Kaitlyn Kern; great-grandchildren, Parker, Kennedy, Maija, Sonja, Cole, Hannah and Grayson; plus almost-sister, Jeanne Ott; nieces; nephews; good friends and neighbors.. Pat was met in heaven by her parents; sister, Marilyn Stoops; granddaughter, Jamie McQuern; nephew, Michael Stoops; father-in-law, Clyde McCorkle; sister-in-law, Carolyn Mitchell; and brothers-in-law, Wayne Swails and Bob Mitchell.. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Inurnment will be after the funeral service Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.. Donations can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Lymphoma/Leukemia Society.. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stout & Son Funeral Home.
Published on  April 10, 2013
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