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Graveside Ceremony

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Saturday September 30th, 2017

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Patricia Ann Cave

Patricia Ann Cave of Greenwood, IN passed peacefully on September 22, 2017 at the age of 92.

Born on June 22, 1925 to Harry "Babe" and Nelle (Dixon) Moore in West Baden, Indiana, she was the eldest of three girls with twin sisters Ann (Moore) Daniels and the late Rusty (Moore) Thompson.   She had fond memories of spending summers at Mackinac Island when her father was working there.

After graduating from French Lick High School in 1943 she attended Indiana Business College and worked as a secretary at Pure Oil Company.  Pat married her high school classmate, Marvin Cave, on March 30, 1947.  

Pat enjoyed summer trips to the Northwoods of Wisconsin where she spent many happy days with her children, grandchildren and friends.  No visit was complete without one of Pat's wonderful fried walleye fish dinners.

She also enjoyed wintering in Florida on Longboat Key and more recently on North Hutchinson Island.  She loved the view, sound and smell of the ocean much more than the cold Indiana winters.

Pat took special joy in watching her five granddaughters grow from infants to successful young women with families of their own.   This joy extended to seeing the arrival of four great-grandchildren.

Pat and Marvin celebrated their 70th anniversary this past spring with a large gathering of family and friends.  

A kinder, more gentle-souled person would be hard to find and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  

Pat is survived by her loving husband, Marvin Cave, her daughter Cynthia Dittman (Thomas), Sandia Park, NM and son Jeffrey Cave (Gretchen), Greenwood, IN, five granddaughters: Sarah (Dittman) Thomas (Matt), Elizabeth (Dittman) Chapman (Peter) with great-grandchildren Elise and Thomas, Rebekah (Dittman) Sabatino (Michael) with great-grandchildren Rori and Matthew, Erin Cave (fiancé Dax Craven) and Hannah (Cave) Warner (Joe).

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 28 at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home located at 1605 South State Road 135 (at Olive Branch Road), Greenwood from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Church visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29 at Smith Valley United Methodist Church, 5293 Old Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. Services will follow at 11:00 a.m.

For the benefit of family in southern Indiana, there will be visitation on Saturday, September 30 from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN.  A graveside service will follow at Crystal Community Cemetery in Crystal, IN.

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Sorry about Patsy. Martin Dixon kept us informed about the family as best he could over the years. And I gave him Nell's photo from the old newspaper and asked him to send it to you. I did not have your address. I was surprised she would be interred at Crystal. I am sure you know about Martha. My condolences.

Fritz R. Dixon, M.D. Oct 11 2017 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathies to you, Marvin, and to your family.  Being classmates of my sister, Kathleen Ferguson Hall, throughout my life I've had a great appreciation of you both throughout my life.  It is such a wonderful blessing that you've shared over 70 years of married life, and you've both been models for your children and all who've been touched by your lives.  Warmest Wishes and God's Blessings to you.

Wayne & Ann Ferguson Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM