Patricia I. ‘Pat’ Imes, 84, taught English and Spanish at Warwick for 27 years, PSU grad

By on April 16, 2014

Patricia I. “Pat” Imes, 84, of Manheim, died peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Reba Richardson Imhof. Pat was the loving wife of A. Floyd Imes; they would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on June 20.

She was a 1951 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English. Pat worked for 27 years in the Warwick School District as a Spanish and English teacher. Throughout her teaching career Pat taught 3rd through 12th grade levels; and was also a teacher for the Manheim Central School District at the former Fairland Elementary School. Pat worked part time in the Registration Department for the Manheim Auto Auction for 19 years.

Pat was an active, faithful, and beloved member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim. She held lifetime memberships with the Penn State University Alumni Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the Phi Mu Sorority at Penn State. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross with their Pet Therapy Program, and was a member of the Manheim Women’s Club. Pat and her husband Floyd had a passion for travel. They traveled extensively over the years and visited more than sic continents and 50 countries. Her interests included bird watching, and observing all of God’s creatures that she could see from the windows of her home.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are three nieces: Dr. Carolyn Gotay wife of Mark Gotay of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Pamela Cook wife of Paul Gietzel of San Rafael, Calif. and Diane Cook of Raleigh, N.C.

Preceding her in death is a sister, Winifred Cook.

A service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 50 N. Main St., Manheim, on Saturday, April 19 at noon. Interment will be in Grand View Memorial Park, Annville. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

Those desiring may send contributions in Pat’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 129, Manheim, PA 17545, or The American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit Arrangements entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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