Mary A. Patterson, 74, of Bellaire, OH, died Thursday July 31, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital.

Mary was born March 13, 1940 in Bellaire, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Minnie McClintock McElroy.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Cecil, Robert and Homer McElroy, a half-brother, Harold Adams.

Surviving are her children, Charles Patterson of Fairpoint, OH and Lorie Patterson of Bellaire, a brother, Walter McElroy of Johnstown, OH, a half- brother, Delmas Adams of South Dakota, three sisters, Opal Gallaher of Bellaire, OH Shirley McElroy of Cadiz , OH and Linda Ellis of Arizona, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH where funeral services will be held at 11a.m.. Tuesday with Major Louis Patrick officiating.

Interment follows in East Sunbury Baptist Church Cemetery, Beallsville, OH.

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