Patricia Louise Garlock, 95, died at 4:04 pm on July 3, 2021 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born on August 19, 1925 in Celina, Ohio, the only child of Paul R. and Marie Carrig Christy, who both preceded her in death. On October 4, 1947, she married Joseph Eugene Garlock, who also preceded her in death on June 26, 2010.
Mrs. Garlock attended St. Rose Elementary and High Schools in Lima, Ohio. She also attended Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she majored in chemistry.
She worked at the Steel Foundry during World War II. She later served as Treasurer for the Christy Equipment Company, Assistant Manager at Spencer Gifts, and Studio Assistant at Portraitions Photography. She also served briefly as a Matron for the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
Mrs. Garlock and her husband Joe were charter members of St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio. She was a longtime member of the St. Charles Church Choir and the Funeral Choir, and for a time was Choir Director. She volunteered her time with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, and Heartbeat of Lima.
Survivors include 10 sons; Greg (Barb) Garlock of Lima, Ohio, Larry (Cathy) Garlock of Swansboro, North Carolina, T. John (Katie) Garlock of Westlake, Ohio, Tony (Kelli) Garlock of Marietta, Georgia, P.J. (Theresa) Garlock of Lima, Ohio, Bob Garlock of Dayton, Ohio, Chris (Michelle) Garlock of Lima, Ohio, Marty (Jill) Garlock of Lima, Ohio, Vince (Kirsti) Garlock of Alexandria, Virginia, and Pete (Colleen) Garlock of Wheaton, Illinois; her daughter, Monica Garlock of Lima, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Diane Garlock of Lima, Ohio; 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Mrs. Garlock was also looking forward to the arrival of 2 additional great grandchildren within the next 2 months. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Barbara Garlock of Lima, Ohio, Carolyn Garlock of Findlay, Ohio, and Jeanette Garlock of Salter Path, North Carolina and brother-in-law Richard Dilts of Portsmouth, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her son Timothy Garlock, grandson Michael Garlock, granddaughter Alisa Jayne Garlock and 8 sisters-in-law and 8 brothers-in-law.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Burton’s Ridge and St. Rita’s Medical Center for the quality of care provided their mother.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima, Ohio, where a recitation of the Rosary will begin at 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Father Herr Scholarship Fund or to St. Charles Catholic Church, Lima, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.
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