Patricia L. Detwiler

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Patricia Detwiler


Patricia Detwiler

Patricia L. Detwiler, 74, died Oct. 11, 2014, at her home in Pocomoke City, Md.

She was born March 20, 1940, in Ellsworth, the

daughter of Milton and Frances (Bridges) Mollhagen.

Pat spent most of her childhood in Scott City, graduating with the class of 1958. She earned a bachlor of science degree in home economics from Kansas State University and taught at James M. Bennett High School in 1964-65 before serving as the Somerset County 4-H Extension agent from 1965-67. She taught at Holly Grove Christian School, Westover, Md., from 1981-90.

She graduated from Wor-Wic Community College in 1992 where she majored in business and secretarial studies and was the class valedictorian. She then worked at Carvel Hall, Crisfield, Md., as an office assistant for two years before returning to Holly Grove Christian School, retiring in 2003 as a secondary teacher.

She was a member of Holly Grove Mennonite Church, Westover, Md., where she served as an elder, developed a prayer guide, organized and taught children’s church and taught Sunday school.

Survivors include: her husband, Marvin Detwiler, Pocomoke City; two sons, David Detwiler, and wife, Stephanie, Emmaus, Pa., and Dan Detwiler, Walnutport, Pa.; one daughter, Joelle Detwiler Gross, and husband, Daryl, Pocomoke City; one brother, Tony Mollhagen, and wife, Jacque, Lubbock, Tex.; one sister, Karen Pickering, and husband, Larry, Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Doris Henderson, and husband, Jerry, Pocomoke City, and Betty Sommer and husband, Willis, Bluffton, Ohio; four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Funeral service was held Oct. 15 at Holly Grove Mennonite Church, Westover, Md.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Grove Christian School, 7317 Mennonite Church Road, Westover, Md. 21871 or to Coastal Hospice, Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21803.

Arrangements were in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 107 Vine St., Pocomoke City, Md. 21851.


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