Patricia Elkins

Patricia Ann Elkins

Wednesday, May 8th, 1940 - Friday, September 25th, 2020
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Patricia Ann Elkins, 80, of Bronson, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Bronson at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Fields officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson.
Pat was born May 8, 1940 to Raymond and Dealie (Hughes) Laferty in Garrett, KY. She had attended Caney College and Pikeville College receiving her Bachelor’s degree and on June 9, 1961 she married Doug Elkins and he survives. Patricia had been a school teacher for 30 years with 27 of those years being at Bronson. She had also been a recipient of the “Who’s Who among American Teachers” award and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bronson. Patricia was artistic and had a passion for traveling, but what she truly loved was to be with her family.
In addition to her husband, Doug, she is survived by her sister Ina Rae (Jim) Taulbee of Sturgis; her niece Angela Flint; nephews Chris Lawson, Scott Laferty, Marty Laferty and several much loved great and great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Camilla Faye Lawson, and two brothers Buford and James Laferty.
Memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Bronson.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dutcher Funeral Home in Bronson.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
    321 E. Chicago St.
    BRONSON, MI 49028
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  • Service

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    First Baptist Church - Bronson
    140 Buchanan Street
    BRONSON, MI 49028
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  • Interment

    Friday, October 2nd, 2020 |
    Friday, October 2nd, 2020
    Oaklawn Cemetery
    300 E South St
    STURGIS, MI 49091
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