Patricia Anne (Hire)Speaker, age 88, of Albion, died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Ascension Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Mrs. Speaker was born in Wolf Lake, Indiana on October 17, 1932 to Glenn Hire and Elizabeth (Wilson) Hire. She was “Mom” to many young children in Albion where she resided many years. She obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant certification and was employed with Parkview Noble Home Health and Visiting Nurse for many years before semi-retiring in 1994. She continued working with Essex Wire and various other factories in the area for several years. She was an active member of Rehoboth Missionary Church near Albion. Patricia and Ann Browand were the original founders of the Noble County Humane Society in Kendallville in the early 1970’s.
Son, Cameron Scott Speaker of Albion.
Son, James Speaker of Albion.
Son, Robert and Jeannie Speaker of Kendallville.
Daughter, Teresa Herron of Albion.
15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Brother, Keith and Sherry Hire of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Judith McCullough of Albion.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Leland Speaker and Thomas Sheets; sister, Barbara Smith; brothers, Glenn Hire, Jon Hire and Don Hire.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Hite Funeral Home with Pastor Regan Ford officiating. Visitation at 11:00 AM an hour prior to the service.
Burial will take place at Merriam Chapel Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the Noble County Humane Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.
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