Elaine B. Pattington, 84 of Camden, NY, went home to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on March 9, 2019. She was born November 29, 1934 in Horseheads, NY a daughter of Earl and Marlee Rhodes Bowen. Elaine was a 1952 graduate of Odessa High School. On June 28, 1952 she married George Pattington in Odessa, NY. In 1954 they started their ministry at the Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Corning, NY where George was Pastor. Two years later they received the call to the Boylston Wesleyan Church where they ministered for 9 years before coming to Camden, NY in 1965 to establish a Wesleyan Church. For the last 35 years she has ministered with George at the Hillsboro Baptist church, as organist and Pastor’s wife. She taught Piano lessons for many years to hundreds of students in the Camden area and was still giving lessons at age 84. However, she always identified her main work as serving the Lord as a Pastor’s wife. Friends and family will remember Elaine as a wonderful caring and giving person.
Elaine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Brian Wade of St. Petersburg, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Meader and Norma Pattington of Rome, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Linda Pattington of Taberg, NY; and one sister, Rhoda Green of Florida. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband she was predeceased by two daughters, Rachel Joy at birth, and Joan Pattington Sharon, 2006.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 from the Camden Wesleyan Church under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. Spring interment Hillside (Hillsboro) Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 109 Main Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hillsboro Baptist Church or Care Net Pregnancy Center, Camden. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com.