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Calling hours are on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6 - 8 PM at Hill Funeral Home.  Memorial Service will be at the Church of the Messiah U.M., 51 N. State Street, Westerville, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  If you wish, remembrances may be made to the Ernsberger-Orndorff Scholarship Fund at Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville 43081 or Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive, Columbus OH, 43231

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Obituary for Patricia Ernsberger

Patricia Ernsberger 1921-2017

Patricia Ernsberger

04/25/1921 - 02/25/2017


Patricia Ann Orndorff Ernsberger was born to the late Clell Tuller and Wilhelmina Bookman Orndorff on April 25, 1921 in Westerville, OH and died on February 25, 2017.  She was proceeded in death by Warren Ernsberger he husband of 71 years and 10 months, brother Richard (Mary) Bookman Orndorff.  Survived by daughter Wendy (James) Williams.  Grandchildren Christopher (Jenny) Williams and Ashley (John) Chaney.  Great grandsons Wyatt and Wesley Williams. Beloved nephews and nieces Richard (Carol) Orndorff, Cathy (Tod) Stoessner, and Gretchen (Jerry) Donahue, Jani (John) Moore, (Dee) Ernsberger, wife of the late Ernest Ernsberger, great and great-great nieces and nephews.  Patsy, as she was known, graduated from Westerville High School in 1939 and attended Otterbein College class of 1943 and was a member of Theta Nu Sorority.  In her adult years she enjoyed taking many additional classes at nearby Otterbein University.  WIth her husband they also enjoyed housing many Otterbein students for a number of years.  Over her lifetime she and her husband partnered in ownership and running of the businesses, Ernsberger Flower and Seed store, Ernsberger Builder, Inc., and Williams Grill.  She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Messiah U.M. where among other activities she served as church historian for 25 years and wrote the church history and was a founding member of the Teammates Class.  As a historian and writer she was sometimes called Mrs. Westerville.  She was the author of a narrative history of Westerville, A Bicentennial Journal. She was always very interested and participated in community activities.   She was a member of the Westerville Historical Society, the Six Rivers Chapter of the Ohio Archeology, the Old Westerville Civic Society, and Amity Club.  She was an early member of Twig 55, the Otterbein's Women's Club, charter member of the Westerville Symphony Guild and more.  She took great pleasure in the arts and beauty of nature and learning.  During her final months she was able to be at home with the help of many people.  Thank you to all and Heartland Hospice of Columbus.  Funeral arrangements by Hill Funeral Home (hillfuneralhome.com), 220 S. State Street, Westerville.  Calling hours are on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6 - 8 PM at Hill Funeral Home.  Memorial Service will be at the Church of the Messiah U.M., 51 N. State Street, Westerville, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM.  If you wish, remembrances may be made to the Ernsberger-Orndorff Scholarship Fund at Otterbein University, 1 S. Grove St., Westerville 43081 or Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive, Columbus OH, 43231.