Patricia Butscher Thompson Vincent, 84, of Parkersburg, passed away June 29, 2013, at her residence.
She was born in Parkersburg, daughter of the late Edward N. Butscher and Gladys Bennett Butscher.
She attended Nash School, graduated from Parkersburg High School and WVU, and received a Masters Degree in Medical Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, where she served as President of Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister, Social Justice Committee, Social Concern and completed the Diocesan Deaconate course in Social Ministries. She was also a member of the Associates of The Sisters of St. Joseph. Patricia worked for the West Virginia State Department of Welfare in both Child Welfare and Crippled Children's Services. She worked at St. Joseph's Hospital from 1970 until her retirement in 1986. While at St. Joseph's Hospital, she established the Social Service Department.
Patricia was active in community services and served on the Board of Catholic Charities, Henry Logan Children's Home, Smoot Theatre, Junior League of Parkersburg, Colonial House and SW Resources. She served on Parkersburg City Council and the Municipal Planning Commission. She was also a tennis and golf enthusiast.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph Thompson (Debbie) of Baltimore, Md., and Paul Thompson of Charleston, S.C.; one daughter, Anne McFarland of Vienna; five grandchildren, Maria and Nadia El-Bataineh, Bennett McFarland and Elizabeth and Jacqueline Thompson; three stepchildren, Dustin Vincent (JodiLee) of Evanston, Ill., Elizabeth Frick (Wallace) of Valencia, Calif., and William Vincent (Maribeth) of Parkersburg; five step-grandchildren, McLain and Cole Vincent, Hannah and Baxter Frick and Samuel Vincent; sisters-in-law, Brenda Butscher of Oakland, Md., and Nancy Jackson (James) of Barrington, R.I.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Edward Butscher Jr.; brother, Thomas Butscher; her first husband, Joseph H. Thompson Jr., who died in 1967; and her second husband, Dr. Lyle D.Vincent who died in 2003.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Peterson at St. Margaret Mary Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery following the Mass. The family will receive friends at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Friday with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m. following visitation.
Contributions may be made to The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.
A guestbook for sharing online condolences is available at www.vaughanfh.com