Patricia “Pat” Ann Whipple, age 91 died February 20, 2023 at her home in Omaha.  She passed very peacefully in her sleep from advanced dementia.  Pat was born on January 4, 1932 in Stryker, OH, the daughter of Ray and Lillie (Fisch) Downs.  Pat grew up in Laporte, IN.  Survivors include her husband of 55 years, William; son, Ross; daughter, Jenyl (Jeff) Haye and daughter, Sara; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by son Randy (Andi).


Private family services will be held at a later date. 


Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.


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Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.