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French Funeral Home held their 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the field north of Lawson – Miller Chapel. There were over 3000 candy filled eggs and a grand prize for each age group. The grand prize winner for ages 0-4 years old was Kohlson Long. Kohlson is 2 years old and is the son of Michelle and Bobby Long. Kohlson won a Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Water Table. The grand prize winner for ages 5-8 was Ava Goins. Ava is 6 years old and is the daughter of Kevin and Christina Goins. Ava won a Razor Power Scooter. The grand prize winner for ages 9-12 was Chloe Clark. Chloe is the daughter of Alan and Valerie Clark. Chloe won a DVD player and 3 DVDS

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Margaret "Pat" Chenoweth

March 16, 1934 - February 27, 2013

Margaret Patricia “Pat” Chenoweth

Margaret Patricia “Pat” Chenoweth, 78, of Clay City, passed away at Exceptional Living Center, in Brazil, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson ’s disease.

She was born in Indianapolis, IN March 16, 1934, the daughter of Roscoe David and Nellie Ruth (Vess) Ruffin. She attended St. Mary’s and St. Agnes high school’s, in Indianapolis. Pat worked at the Stop and Shop in Speedway for many years where she got to meet many of the Race Car Drivers. She married Roy W. Chenoweth on June 19, 1969. She and Roy moved to Coal City in 1987 and then Clay City in 1994.

She was a member of the Coal City United Methodist Church. She was a founding member of the Coal City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Pat enjoyed traveling, going on walks and listening to country music. While she lived in Indianapolis she volunteered at school 54 “Brookside Elementary” and served as a member of the Parent Teacher’s Association.

In addition to her parents Pat was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Richard Ruffin, William Ruffin, James Ruffin and Thomas Ruffin.

She is survived by her husband Roy Chenoweth of Clay City; children: Lola Meadors Stainbrook, John Chenoweth (June), Roy Chenoweth Jr.(Sue), Justin Chenoweth and Ruthann Chenoweth; grandchildren: Ashley, Roxanne, Jillian, Brigette, Randi, Kirsten, Brooke and Michael; 10 great grandchildren; a sister Teresa Carter Sackett and husband Jim; a brother Michael Ruffin and wife Janice as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Funeral Information

Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, in Clay City, Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11am. Burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, in Hall, Indiana, Monday at 1:30pm. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Sunday, from 4-8pm.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson Research Foundation 20256 S. St. Rd. 46 Sarasota, FL 34276.



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