Patricia Ann Ekleberry Fink, 82, completed her life's journey Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at her home in Red Bank. Patty was born to the late Hollis Clark Ekleberry and Lucille Hand Ekleberry, of Oberlin, Ohio. Having a sister in Tennessee, she decided to make her home there after becoming ill with cancer in 2013. She appreciated its milder winters and scenic beauty very much. In younger years, she loved outings to dance to big band music. Other favorite pastimes included birds, planting flowers, furniture refinishing and also a variety of craft projects. Patty's ready smile and affable personality endeared her to those who knew her as acquaintances and friends and, of course, to her family. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Along with her parents, Patty was preceded in death by her dear friend and companion, the late Karl Wurzman, of Oberlin, Ohio. Left to cherish her memory are siblings Sue Ekleberry Hottenrott, of La Grange, Ohio, Nancy Ekleberry Reed, of Red Bank, Sally Rubis, of Hocking, Ohio, Clark and Shirley Darby Ekleberry, of Ocala, Fla., several nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews. According to her wishes, cremation arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home, 4506 Hixson, Tennessee 423-531-3975. This obituary was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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