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June 5, 2014

Patricia J. Rawson

CONNEAUT LAKE — Patricia J. Rawson, 80, of Conneaut Lake, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Wesbury United Methodist Community.

She was born on Feb. 6, 1934, in Meadville, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Jamison Shoemaker. She married Jack A. Rawson on Nov. 26, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2003.

She graduated from Cochranton High School and in 1955 received her bachelor of science degree in music education from the State Teachers College, Indiana, Pa. She taught for Linesville-Conneaut-Summit School district before becoming a mother and a homemaker. She continued her teaching through private music lessons.

Patricia was a member of High Street Community Church, Conneaut Lake, and enjoyed fellowship with her church family. She shared her love of Christ and touched many hearts along the way. She was an active member of the choir and sang in many weddings.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening and canning, sewing, quilting, baking pies and cookies and preparing holiday meals. She especially enjoyed nature and fishing.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie West and her husband, Ronald, of Meadville and Cathy Fobes and her husband, Jeffrey, of Springboro; two sons, Douglas Rawson of Cranesville, and Scott Rawson and his wife, Lisa, of Lake City; 10 grandchildren, Joshua West, Nicole Skias, Kelly Fobes, Heather Lieb, Lindsey Fobes, Brittney Fobes, Andy Rawson, Leah Rawson, Tyler Connelly and Julia Rawson; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor, Italia, Vincenzo, Lindsey, Benjamin, Gavin and Isabella; and a brother, John Shoemaker of Cochranton.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at High Street Community Church, 19517 Route 322, Conneaut Lake.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at High Street Community Church, with Pastor Bill Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to High Street Community Church, 19517 Route 322, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

Please sign the online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor.

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