Patricia "Patty" M. Lusher

Jul 03, 1961 - Apr 06, 2021

Patricia "Patty" M. Lusher

July 03, 1961 - April 06, 2021

Obituary

Patricia M. "Patty" Lusher, 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:20 P.M., with her family by her side. She is now at peace and at home with the Lord, her baby girl Terra, and her parents. Patty was born on July 3, 1961, in Marion, Indiana, to the late David and Emily (Pence) Gillespie. She attended Mississinewa High School. Patty worked at General Motors, in Marion. For many years she worked in the cafeteria but had spent the last eleven years on the janitorial staff. She was a past member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary Post 95, in Jonesboro.

Patty loved playing BINGO, rummaging, boating, camping, and being in and around water. She would float for hours and enjoyed visiting the ocean the most. Patty liked to travel, her favorite trip ever was when she and her son Matt traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Patty had a group of women that were her "Soul Sisters", some were blood-related and some were not. These soul sisters have been through thick and thin with each other for many many years. If you were considered one of her sisters, you were blessed. Patty loved taking girl trips with her Hoosier Hunnies. Patty was also a part of another special group, every Sunday all were welcome to join, but Beth Southerland, Juanita Herring, and Tammy Sexton would all gather with Patty to make breakfast, listen to the Church Sermon by Pastor Charlie at Abundant Life Church in Kokomo via live stream, and play the board game aggravation.

What Patty loved most in life was spending time with her kids, grandchildren, family, and friends. Patty loved with all of her being, she did not put up with any nonsense and was not afraid to tell you about it if you needed to hear it. She was a kind, loving, gentle, and generous soul. Patty was a fighter and fought hard as long as she could. She will be missed by many, and as she would always say, "Love Her".

Patty is survived by her children, Matthew "Matt" Lusher, AZ; Briana Southerland, Marion; grandchildren, Ashleigh Lusher, Kamryn, Noah, and Jaxon Southerland; brother, Brian "Bubba" Gillespie, Marion; sister, Jodi "Phyllis" Charette, Gas City; aunts, Debbie Cook, Marion; Billie (Steve) Siefert, AZ; Marcia Mcquiston, Kokomo; uncles, Joey (Cheryl) Pence, Syracuse; Terry (Cindy) Pence, Wabash; great-aunt, Wavelyn Booth, AZ; special son-in-law, Nick Southerland, Gas City; nephew, Cody Tedder, Marion; nieces, Lindsey (Troy) Dubois, Mier; Laci Tedder, Fowlerton; Tori Gillespie, Gas City; Taylor Gillespie, Gas City; and Emma Miller, Gas City; along with many more nieces, nephews, and cousins; among these cousins there were a few that were special caregivers to Patty, who are greatly appreciated, Melissa Smith, Gas City; Stephnie LaVasseur, Kokomo; Tammy (A.K.A Husband) Sexton, Marion; and Heidi Maine, Gas City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Emily (Pence) Gillespie; brother, David Lewis Gillespie Jr.; sister, Theresa JoAnne Gillespie; and her daughter, Terra Gillespie.

On behalf of all of Patty's family, they would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home for the top-notch care they provided to Patty during the last two weeks of her life. Thank you for making us feel as welcome as you could and having such compassion for all of us in this most difficult time.

Arrangements for Patty have been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953, where on Monday, April 12, 2021, there will be a visitation held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Then on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, there will be a one hour visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M, with the funeral service beginning at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Angela "KK" Turner officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Gardens of Memory, Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Patty to Riley Children's Foundation at 30 S. Meridian Street, Suite 200. Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Online memories and condolences may be left at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com

Services

Visitation
Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Marion

4601 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

Visitation
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Marion

4601 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

Funeral Service
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 11:00 am
Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Marion

4601 S. Western Ave.
Marion, IN 46953

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