Patti Faustine Larimore was born into this life on Dec. 4, 1924, in Graham, Texas, to Earl and Velma (Bloodworth) Gilbert and passed from this life on Dec. 17, 2013, in her home in Lubbock, Texas. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Lunn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at True Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney. Her son, Rev. Philip Larimore, will be officiating.
Patti graduated from Olney High School and Texas Woman's University and was a long time public school teacher in both Olney and Lubbock as well as a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Olney.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Philip, and her brother Bill Gilbert. She is survived by her sons: Philip Larimore and wife Janie of Las Vegas, Nev., John Larimore of Lubbock, and Stephen Larimore and his wife JoAnn of Lubbock, as well as her sister Marjorie Sanders of Austin, Texas. Patti's grandchildren are Kathi Exline and husband Jimmie, Kristin Crawford and husband Chris, Sharla Larimore, Lee Larimore and Andrea Larimore. Her great-grandchildren are Keri Grace Payne, Cooper and Caleb Crawford, Kaden Larimore and Mia Exline.
Our family would like to acknowledge and thank Accolade Home Care and Hospice for all their care and compassion over the last months of our mother's life.
In honor of her life, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 734, Olney, Texas, 76374 or Rathgeber Hospitality House, 1615 12th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76301-4318.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.