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Patricia Ann (Spencer) Pinkston

1930 - 2021

Terre Haute


Patricia Pinkston, 90, of Terre Haute passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Cobblestone Health Campus. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Dugger, Indiana to Russell and Tressa (Hawkins) Spencer. Pat was a graduate of Sullivan High School in 1948 and earned an education degree from Indiana State University. She taught at Farmersburg, Pimento, and Hoosier Prairie Elementary. She loved her students as her own and continued to be in contact with many who loved her. After retirement she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved their Granny deeply. Pat was a member of Oregon Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; her son, William Lee; her grandsons, Michael and Matthew Pinkston; her brother, Jack Spencer; her brother-in-law, Monte Riggs; her sister-in-law, Anita Spencer and her nephew, Chuck Riggs. Pat is survived by her two daughters, Susan (Jim) Hendrix; Cindy (Jeff) Hendrix; her sister, Barbara Riggs, daughter-in-law Beth Pinkston, and sister-in-law, Jayne Spencer. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ryan Hendrix (Jane), Melissa (Larry) Hopper, Nicole (Jamie) Amodeo, Alison (Derek) Fell, and Lara (Grant) Rhoten, eight wonderful great-grandchildren and many nieces. A private family service will be held at Westlawn Cemetery Chapel in Farmersburg with Pastor Ron Riggs officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to either, Kindred Hospice, 4122 S. 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802 or Terre Haute Humane Society, 1811 S. Fruitridge, Terre Haute, IN 47803. Online condolences may be left at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com



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May 25, 2021 6:47 PM

R.I.P. Patricia. May GOD BLESS!!! You And Your Family And Many Friend And All Your Students You Gave A Education To. 📒 📙 📘 📕 📗 

Sarah Dowell

May 24, 2021 5:11 PM

Mrs. Pinkston was my second grade teacher at Hoosier Prairie (it was the year she retired!). She was the most fun, loving, and empathetic teacher I ever had. On the second to last day of school, she was running beside me to the bathroom after I became ill in the middle of class! For this and many other memories, I will never forget her. She was able to meet my son a few years ago in a short visit, and I feel like we had come full circle. It was so special to me to share my family with her.

My condolences to you, her family and loved ones, whom I know she loved dearly. Somehow, she made us all feel as lucky as you were — to be her family.

Jeff Randolph

May 22, 2021 5:40 PM

Hi Barb, Cindy and Family 
So sorry to hear about Pat. I remember Pat substitute teaching for some of my teachers at Pimento. (Yes I’m old but you guys are too! Ha) I know Pat and Lou were buddies just like Barb. I really miss those times. Still remember when Carol and Cindy worked at the root beer stand lol. I know Pat was loved by her family and friends....she will be missed....hope you all are doing well...take care 

Mike Kress

May 22, 2021 2:05 PM

Mike and JoAnne Kress. We were neighbors to Cindy and Suzie, her
daughters and i worked with Bill and Younger Bill at Pfizer. My mother
cleaned Pat's mother's house down by North Central High School, 
another wonderful person also Russell her husband. As you can see we have been friends with the whole family but we feel like we have
and are the lucky ones for having known them all. A wonderful family, sorry for the loss. Mike and JoAnne Kress

Janie, Jeff, Amanda, Abbie & Ben

May 22, 2021 12:01 PM
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