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In Memory of
Patricia L. Lord
October 31, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Celebration of Life at a future date

Patricia Welty Lord, age 94, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away December 17, 2017 peacefully with family by her side. Born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in Lebanon Tennessee, where she met her husband, Oscar Louis Lord, Jr, who was on maneuvers with the 2nd Army before World War II. Patti was employed at Sewart AFB in Smyrna, TN, and attended Cumberland University. A fter the war, they raised a family with stops in Philadelphia, PA, Youngstown, OH, Lebanon, TN and Westerville, OH. Most important was that of being a mother to six children, 3 boys and 3 girls, whom will miss her immensely. Patti was a member of Church of Messiah, Westerville, for 53 years. She wrote the check for the first Genoa Township fire truck while serving as Genoa Township clerk. Patti volunteered at St Anns Hospital in the gift shop for over 30 years and Childrens Hospital, Twig. She and Oscar supported Otterbein University O Club and activities. Proceeded in death by parents William Welty and Bernice T Welty, brother Neil T (Buddy) Welty, sister Evelyn (Carl A) Baker, son-in-law Thomas Barnhard, son-in-law Douglas Losey, and the love of her life, Oscar Louis Lord, Jr. Survived by son Gen Lance (Beccy) Lord, USAF Ret., daughter Melinda Barnhard, son Oscar Louis (Cheryl) Lord III, daughter Pattybeth Losey, daughter Amanda (Mike) Rose, and son Christian W (Marcia) Lord; Grandchildren, Melissa (Tim) Storch, Howard Raymond (Mischelle) Reece, Jr, Jason (Jennifer) Lord, Joshua (Sara) Lord, Shannon (Jason) Krakovich, Samantha (Mark) Nuzum, Oscar (Sara) Lord IV, Shane (Gisela) Watkinson, Amanda Watkinson, Andrew (Jerrica) Rose, Joseph (Chelsea) Lord, Nathan (Caitlin) Lord, Kristen (Chris) DAndrea, Shelley (Ogi) Karabatkovic; Great Grandchildren, Bethany (Tony) Peak, Kathleen Conley, Melanie Conley, Marley Mitchell, Manny Norwood, Matthew, Abigail and Lucas Lord, Ryland Reece, Chloe and Addison Watkinson, Olivia and Lyla Lord, Oliver Karabatkovic, Cora DAndrea, and Maximus Krakovich; Great Great Grandchildren; Shelby Peak, sister-in-law Evelyn Welty Lea, and many loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein O Club c/o Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, Church of Messiah, Westerville, OH or Childrens Hospital, Columbus, OH.


Kari Jacoby-Schneider

Dec 26, 2017

Where there is sadness, love plants a garden of memories. What a WONDERFUL LADY and FAMILY. Prayers, Blessings and Love Kari Jacoby-Schneider and family


MOAA Central OH Chapter

Dec 26, 2017

Our Chapter expresses our deepest sympathies to the family of our Surviving Spouse member, Patricia W. Lord.


David & Marcella Day

Dec 29, 2017

At this time our family offers it's deepest condolences and prayers to the Lord family.


Terry & Trudie Harris

Dec 31, 2017

Terry & I were so sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. She and Oscar were wonderful neighbors to my mom & dad for many years. I think Patty and my Dad took especially good care of each other the last five years of Dad's life. I will always remember that sweet Tennessee accent and the classy way she carried herself. My heart goes out to you all!


Everett H. Krueger

Jan 5, 2018

Please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother, Patti. It has been many years since I have seen her. Probably close to the time your father passed. I held your mother and father in high regard and I feel that my life is better for knowing them. They were so generous and kind to open their home to me when I first ran for judge. They invited others to meet me and they barely knew me themselves. I think that occurred on more than one occasion. I so enjoyed meeting her family who attended those coffees. Those are fond memories. Whenever I was over in that part of the county I would stop and see your folks. Her southern charm and gracious manner easily won over all those who met her. I am truly saddened by her leaving this life but she has blessed so many lives. thank you for sharing your mother with us. With deepest sympathy, Kip and Becky Krueger



Mar 7, 2018


amy Foltz

Mar 8, 2018

Dear Amanda, Hello! I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I like it that you held onto your accent as long as you did. You have lived in some cool places and I expect you have done some marvelous things. Mothers are usually some excellent people and I hope that when your family and other friends come together to say good-by to her, that it is a very good time for you all. Unity is good. Nothing but Love, Amy Foltz