Patricia Joan (Patty Jo) Sizemore Springman


Patricia Joan (Patty Jo) Sizemore Springman passed away July 29, 2019 at her home in Rushville. Patty was born July 10, 1936 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH to Vergie Green and Audley Sizemore. The family moved to Rushville in 1944 where they owned & operated Sizemore's Restaurant and Gas Station for many years.
Patty graduated from Rushville High School in 1954 and was secretary of her senior class. At the age of 16 she had her first job working for Dutch & Lil Miller at the old drive-in. Patty & Lil remained good friends for the rest of their lives and enjoyed many trips together.
She married Dallas Edwards in 1955 and had one son, Scott, born in 1958. Both Dallas and Scott are deceased along with a brother, Stephen Sizemore.
Patty later married Dayton Springman in 1966 and they had 2 sons, Devon (Audra) and Drew (Margaret) Springman all of Rushville. Grandchildren born are Kreigh Michael, Keely Adele, and Mason Eric Springman.
Patty worked 30 years at the US District Court in Indianapolis; the last 5 years as secretary to the honorable William E. Steckler, one of the longest sitting judges in the US. She was in charge of naturalization ceremonies for the South District of Indiana and typed many Citizenship certificates for the new citizens who had entered legally.
Patty belonged to various clubs and organizations including: Federal Court Clerks' Association, BPW, Red Hat Classie Lassie Group, BFF, board member for Rush County Victim's Assistance Group, Executive Director of Rush County Mental Health Association and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Rushville.
Patty loved traveling with friends & enjoyed going to ball games to see her grandchildren play. Her grandchildren were the joy of her life. She also enjoyed sitting on the patio with her dog Buddy and planting flowers.
Patty had 3 special friends at the end that gave her endless support: Rita Emsweller, Dorothy Isaacs, and Ed Schroeder.
Services will be held at 1 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 in Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Pastor Dave Richardson presiding. Friends are welcome to visit on Saturday from 11 AM until time of service. Burial will be in Rushville's East Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Rushville Animal Shelter or to the First Baptist Church.
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Aug 02, 2019
Patty and I met in BPW and became friends and ended up traveling together after Lil died as she and Patty were usually roomies. We were also members of the BFF group for years. We shared a love of dogs and both used Barton's Pet Resort for them. Although I no longer live in IN, I keep in touch and am so sorry to hear of Patty Jo's passing. To her family and close friends, please accept my sympathy. She was a good person with a great sense of humor and will be missed by many and that includes me!
Barbara Patterson Plank
Aug 02, 2019
Patty and I are relatives somewhere down the line, our Mothers were related. She and I spent many times together as young girls, playing with dolls and a lot of make believe. Spent the night many times, We were both born in 1936, both lived in Rush county, graduated the same year, got married the same year. Lots in common through those years. She lived in Rushville, I lived in Carthage. We had lost touch many years ago, mainly because our families took us in different directions. I now live in Florida have 2 Daughters grown, 3 grandsons and 3 great Grandsons.
I am so sorry to hear of her passing, and wish her family many wishes for the remembrance of her and all that she meant
... to a lot of people. May God give you peace as you grieve and mourn.
In deepenst sympathy, Barbara & Eldon Plank
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Marlita Chambers
Aug 01, 2019
Devon, I'm very sorry to hear of your family's loss.