HOPEDALE — Patricia B. Maurer, 80, of Morton, formerly of Hopedale, passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 15, 2019) at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.
She was born Jan. 9, 1939, in St. Francisville, to Ernest and Phebe Macy Buchanan. She married Dr. Albert Maurer on June 20, 1959, in St. Francisville, and he survives.
Also surviving are five children, Ralph (Lori) Maurer, Bloomington; Dr. Ted (Heidi) Maurer, Morton; Mary Beth (Brian) Pederson, Morton; Bruce (Cindy) Maurer, Bryant, Ark.; and Heidi (Dave) Rottier, Washington; 11 grandchildren, Dr. Leah (Nate) Dobbins, Carrie (Chris) Gray, Dr. Paige Maurer, Ben Maurer, Heidi Pederson, Katie Maurer, Kara Maurer, Connor Maurer, Callie Maurer, Carson Maurer, Elin Rottier; five great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Avery and Tessa Dobbins; Eloise and Archer Gray; four brothers, Vernon (Bonnie) Buchanan, Ed (Linda) Buchanan, Tim (Mary) Buchanan, Philip (Joanna) Buchanan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph and Jerry Buchanan; one infant brother, Ted Buchanan; one sister, Phebe Brown; one grandson, Carter Maurer; and one great-grandchild, Tripp Dobbins.
Pat attended Bloomington Christian Fellowship and was a Bible Study Fellowship leader for many years.
She donated to numerous charities including many service dog organizations.
She was her family's biggest supporter and cheerleader, complete with cowbell. She was widely known for her homemade bread and cookies and fed her family well from her bountiful garden. Pat was an avid reader and a multi-talented musician, playing the piano, organipe organ and the accordion.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Living Hope Community Church, Hopedale. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday also at the church. Burial will be at Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, Hopedale, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Paws Giving Independence, Samaritan's Purse or Peoria Rescue Ministries.