- January 9, 1927 - March 17, 2017
of Katherine's Passing
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Katherine Virginia Patton Sinn was born on January 9, 1927 in Bloomington, IN and passed away on March 17, 2017. She was the daughter of James Henry Patton and Alta (Hood) Patton. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1945 and from Indiana University in 1949 with a bachelor of arts degree in English. On June 18, 1949 Katherine married Wesley Sinn, Jr. who predeceased her. Katherine is survived by her children, Carol, Russell (Cindy), Kathe, Patricia Davis (Kevin); her grandchildren: Nathaniel, Clarice, Aaron Sinn and Emily, Amy, Evan Davis; step-grandchildren: Rebecca Cowan and Katelyn Taubensee; and five great-grandchildren: Eden, Liam, Conner, Peyton, & Lola Sinn. She is also survived by her brothers, Harry (June) and William (Elaine) Patton, and sister Velma (Patton) Apple. Her siblings Albert, Marion, Rolla Patton, and Pauline (Patton) Baynes predeceased her. Katherine is also survived by her loving in-laws, nieces & nephews, as well as, her devoted foster daughter and granddaughter, Carol & Cari Maxwell.
Katherine retired from Indiana University in 1988. While employed there, she touched many lives as the Recorder for the School of Arts & Sciences and as the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for the School of Journalism. She remained active in retirement, volunteering for various organizations, participating in family gatherings, and attending her grandchildren's school and sporting events. She particularly enjoyed spending her winters in Venice, Florida and entertained many family members during her stays. Katherine was an active member of Mount Gilead Christian Church for many years. In recent years, she returned to her childhood church, Arlington United Methodist Church.
Katherine held her family and friends close to her heart. Her legacy of love, loyalty, and learning will continue to influence the lives of many.
Visitation for Katherine will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 4-8 p.m.in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Arlington United Methodist Church, 1820 W. Arlington Rd., Bloomington, IN 47404 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to the Burton Woolery Post #18, 1800 W. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47404.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com