Patricia Margaret Chowning, age 91, of Noblesville, IN passed away suddenly at The Lodge at Noblesville on May 6, 2018.
She was born March 13, 1927 at Norristown, Pennsylvania to Victor Henry and Vera Margaret (Prochnow) Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, James Paul Chowning and Donald Doan.
She was a graduate of Laurel High School then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Western University at Oxford, Ohio.
Patricia ran a preschool in her home for over 30 years and instilled a love for learning in hundreds of students.
She worked alongside her husband Jim at the Hamilton County Theater Guild and at Master Gardeners Association. After Jim's death she reconnected with a long time family friend, Don Doan, with whom she loved to travel in her later years until his death. There was never a day that she didn't speak several times on the phone with her identical twin, Shirley Conyers. For 91 years they shared everything. She was also a faithful fan at her grandchildren's sporting events and was known as Nana to hundreds of people. She was always up for any opportunity to see her great-grandchildren or to play Mah-Jong.
Surviving her are two daughters: Margaret Ann (Irwin Scheiner) Chowning of Oakland CA, and Jane Chowning (Dr. Steve) Shields of Cicero, IN, a sister: Shirley (James) Conyers of Champoeg, Oregon, grandchildren: Adam R. (Kate) Shields, Maggie (Chris) Figge, Polly (Derek) Klescewski, and Sarah (Scott) Bowser-Rael, plus 5 great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 will be held at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Assistance Program to assist students at Hamilton Heights Schools or Carmel Schools. Please designate the school of your choice. Donation envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home. You may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
Wednesday, May 09
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM