Patricia S. Turnbull

Published 10:29 am Thursday, December 29, 2016

Patricia S. Turnbull, 85, of Farmville, died peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2016 after a struggle with cancer. She was born January 4, 1931 to the parents of Warren H. and Elizabeth “Betty” Searfoss of South Williamsport, Pa.

Patricia was a gifted woman who loved life and filled the room with her beautiful smile and her infectious laughter. She was the oldest of three children. As she told it, she had many wonderful experiences to shape her life. She loved her involvement in many plays, sharing her passion for the arts and music. As a soloist in the Lutheran Church, she met the man who would become her husband. Her time at Lycoming College was brief, as she had met the love of her life, who she missed deeply, wed and moved with him to Indiana. It was in South Bend, where she started her life as a devoted wife, wonderful mother, devout Christian and life “cheerleader” for many.  She had numerous friends whom she valued throughout her life.

She is survived by her brother, Warren “Sonny” Searfossl; her two daughters, Cindy Montgomery and Kim Hall (her husband, Preston); four grandchildren, Eric and Paul Montgomery, Emily Keisling (her husband, Gavin) and Lindsey Hall (her fiancée, Adam Desgain); and two great-grandchildren, Cole and Kendall Montgomery. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, W. Ford Turnbull, her parents and her sister, Sylvia “Siber” Sachette.    

Family will receive friends at Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, on Thursday, December 29 from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Farmville.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmville.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.