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1 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory Holcomb - FL

“Patricia was such a wonderful person to work with and so kind hearted. She was always so happy and by far the most courageous person. Even as her...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ashley Kline - Battle Creek,, MI

“I love you Pat!! I am so incredibly sad for your girls and family and friends....world just became a colder, lonlier place ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rita GRIFFITHS - Phoenix, AZ

“I am so saddened by the loss of such a dear friend!! She and her family are very dear to me!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brandi DiPaolo - Parsonsfield, ME

“So sorry Pat was such a kind an loving person so sad I've known her since our school days an have allot of good memories ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Norma Bissett- Yingling - IL

“To know and to Be a Part in Pat's Life, has Truly left Me Feeling Blessed!! She was an Amazing Woman, Mother, Daughter and Sister. I Personally...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Pam Orns - Hastings, MI

“FAMILY OF PAT,SWE ARE SO SADDEN FOR YOUR LOSS. OF PAT. SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND TO OUR DAUGHTER JUDY PEMBERTON AND WE HAVE MEET HER MANY TIME...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: LARRY &GERALDINE NOTEBOOM - MI

“I am SO deeply sorry at your loss of your Mother, daughter and sister. Pat was SO nice and such a wonderful person! She was SO special to want to...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa Kyser - Delton, MI

“I love you girls so much my heart goes out to you guys I'm only down the road if you want to hang out ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Amber Harshbarger - Dowling, MI


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Patricia Jane "Pat" Durling of Dowling, MI

Pat, age 54, passed away Monday morning, August 21, 2017 at her residence following a courageous fight against cancer with her loving family at her side.

Pat was born in Charlotte, MI on May 18, 1963 to Harold D and Virginia M. (Smith) Durling and was a 1981 graduate of Hastings (MI) High School. She had been a Para-Pro with the Barry Intermediate School District where she worked with special needs children. Pat enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and the NFL, but her priority in life was her family.

Pat is survived by her two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Terpening and Anna Mae Terpening-both at home; her mother, Virginia "Jenny" Smith of Battle Creek; four sisters, Debra K. Garland of Dayton, ME, Michelle M. (Roger) Bates of Charlotte, Jodi A. (Jeff) Looper and Lisa A Wilk-both of Battle Creek and several nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her step-father, Kent W. Smith in 1998 and her father, Harold in 1983.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Pat's life will be held on Friday, August 25th at 11:30 am. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek with Rev. Steven S. OImstead, Pastor of the Pleasantview Family Church of Dowling, officiating. Interment will follow in Bedford (MI) Cemetery. Pat's family will greet friends on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pat's honor may be directed to the family.