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8/9/2013 8:00:00 AM
Patricia A. Gourley
Aug. 10, 1940 - Aug. 8, 2013

Patricia A. Gourley, 72, Rochester, formerly of Star City and Winamac, passed away at 3 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Life Care Center, Rochester.

She was born Aug. 10, 1940, in Hammond, to Leslie and Victoria (Kulczyk) Shay.

Patricia was married to Vernon Gourley on Feb. 25, 1961, in Schererville. He survives.

Pat was a former resident of Star City and Winamac. She moved to Rochester three years ago.

She was a former employee of Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Winamac.

Pat enjoyed gardening, yard work, and loved being with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Gourley, Rochester; sons, John (Cheri) Gourley, Rochester, and Dave (Sue) Gourley, Valparaiso; daughters, Debbie Vandalsen, Rochester, and Karen Baker, Resaca, Ga.; granddaughters, Mindy Jaberg, Julie Hanson, Michelle Warner, Susan Baker, Alyssa Gourley and Kari Gourley; grandsons, Matthew Stevens, John Gourley Jr., Shane Vandalsen, Jacob Gourley, James Baker and Scott Baker; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Braxton, Lila, Sophia and Kaylee; and one sister, Delores Dixon, Schererville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Shay; her mother, Victoria (Kulczyk) Shay; and a sister, Barbara.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, with Pastor Jeff Seger officiating.

Burial will be in the McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

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