Patricia Drew Hoadley, age 70 years of Niles, Michigan, mother, daughter, grandmother, who really loved being a grandmother, mother, and daughter died Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana following and extended illness. Her family is grateful for the compassionate care offered over the past few months by the staff of West Woods of Niles.
She was born on March 17, 1950 in Niles to Robert W. and Eloise “Arley” (Briggs) Dunkin. She was graduated from Niles High School and continued her education at Southwestern Michigan College. She was employed for more than twenty-five years at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana retiring in 2014. She has lived in Niles all of her life.
Pat was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Niles where she continued to affiliate the rest of her life. She lived a Christlike life, always assisting those in need. She loved pets and always had a dog and/or cat in her house. Those pets were second only to her family. She enjoyed attending events in which her children and grandchildren were participating, and rarely missed one of those events.
On September 27, 1986 in Niles she married Terrence John “Terry” Hoadley who preceded her in death on June 20, 1996. Pat was also preceded in death by her father, Bob Dunkin on October 13, 1990; and by a nephew, Sgt. Shawn M. Dunkin, U. S. Army who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle in Baghdad, Iraq on February 19, 2007.
Pat is survived by her children, Angelique (& Jerry) Wagley and Brandon (& Denise) Hoadley, both of Niles; grandchildren Kade Wagley, Arley Wagley, Alex Hoadley, and Nicholas Hoadley; Pat’s mother, E. Arley Dunkin of Niles; a brother, Michael (& Jan) Dunkin of Joanna, South Carolina; and a niece, Tracie Dunkin.
Services for Patricia Hoadley will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with the Rev. David Habicht of the First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan officiating. Those who prefer to witness the ceremony via the livestreamed broadcast may do so on the Halbritter-Wickens Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/halbritterwickensfuneralservices/ .
The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday evening at the funeral home beginning at 6:00 p.m. Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Sergeant Shawn Dunkin Scholarship Fund, c/o Premier Bank, 151 North Court Street, Covington, Virginia 24426. Online condolences may be left at:
Pat lived a quiet life, raising her family, serving Saint Mary’s College, participating at church, caring for pets, and cheering her family on from the bleachers; all evidence of Loving God and Loving People.