Jaminia Shearer Patterson

Jaminia Shearer Patterson

Jaminia Shearer Patterson, 93, of Indiana, formerly of Cherry Tree and Shelocta, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.

She was born in 1926 to John and Priscilla Peddicord Shearer in Buffington Township.

She was of the Christian faith and resided in Cherry Tree for 50 years before moving to Shelocta in 1993 and then to Clairvaux Commons in 2007.

She worked at Campus Sportswear for 17 years and was also a seamstress and homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and baking and passing these traditions on to her children and grandchildren.

She was a compassionate, kind and caring friend to many.

One of her most enjoyable things in life was dancing from a very young age in Buffington Township, where her Grandfather Peddicord had a dancehall.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Henry, of Cherry Tree; three grandchildren: Christine Payne and husband Mark, Cherry Tree; Daniel Henry and wife Cheryl, Cherry Tree; and Rebecca Henry, Maryland; two great-granddaughters: Kayla Payne, Cherry Tree, and Jessika Payne, Blairsville; one great-great-granddaughter, who completes five generations, Aaliyah Payne, Cherry Tree; two sisters, Mildred George and husband James, Homer City; and Dorothy Kuiesza and husband Dale, Norwalk, Ohio; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Blair, in November 1996; her son, Harold and wife Carol; sisters Alice Patterson and Nellie Price; and her special aunt, Nellie Peddicord Lockard Fair.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bowser-Minich Funeral Home, Indiana, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Robert White officiating. Private interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the VNA/Hospice and many caregivers at St. Andrew’s Village for the compassionate care and loving kindnesses they gave to Jaminia and to her caring and kind roommate Harvean.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice, 850 Hospital Road, Suite 3000, Indiana, PA 15701.