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• Oct 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM

April 19, 1919 April 25, 2007

WILLARD Pearl Helen (Shepherd) Patrick, 88, of Willard, died Wednesday at Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus in Sandusky.

She was born April 19th, 1919 in Prestonsburg, Ky. to the late Jack and Molly Shepherd.

She spent a lifetime collecting and selling antiques. Her first business was Patrick’s Used Furniture, located in downtown Willard. Her expertise in the knowledge of antiques combined with business sense afforded her to purchase real estate, be self employed for more than 60 years. Pearl Antiques have traveled as far as Hollywood.

She is survived by her husband, Gomer John Patrick, whom she married Aug. 27th 1939 in Upper Sandusky and he survives in Willard at Quality Care Nursing Home; a daughter, Mary Ann (Patrick) Brooks of Utah; sons and daughter-in-law, Franklin Winston and Joan Patrick of Bucyrus, Gomer “Grover” Jr. Patrick of Sausalito, Calif., Michael H.G. Patrick of Phoenix, Ariz. and Vance Edward Patrick of Phoenix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Willard Christian Missionary Alliance Church where a dinner will follow.

Arrangements by the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk.