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“I am deeply saddened to learn of Irene's passing. We never got to meet Irene in person, but were so happy to learn that we had a cousin who...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Naomi Parras - San Antonio, TX

“Lovely Lady. Showed me how to be a leader and female in an almost all male work place. She was full of smiles and answers no mater the time or the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Doreen Savoldi - Lafayette, IN

“I'm so very sorry for your and may God be with you help you in this time of need. God Bless You Always and forever, George Buck ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: George Buck - Lafayette, IN

“Dear John and Family, Paul and I were so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. Our prayers are with you. . ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Foster - Lafayette, IN

“Sending prayers for the family of Irene... we first worked together at Mallorys in Frankfort... then at Fairfield before she retired.. Always...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Argy - Lafayette, IN

“I am so sorry John and family to hear of your loss. Cancer is such a terrible illness and now that you have suffered along with two wives who...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Brinson Madison (Patty) - AK

“So So sad to see this wonderful lady pass. I pray she is at peace now and free from the Cancer. Prayers going out to all the family.... ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Julie (Schoner) Marley - IN

“Awwwww Irene, you've left us too soon dear friend. John words would never be enough to console you and yours at a time like this. Know that I keep...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Rogers - Lafayette, IN

“Prayers to you, John & family. I LOVED working with Irene. My most favorite time working here at Fairfield was when we all worked in the engineering ...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Knowles - Lafayette, IN


Irene Patterson, 67, of West Lafayette, passed away at 11:07 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital after a battle with cancer. Born April 5, 1946 in Bexar County, TX, she was the daughter of the late Jesus Farias and Concepcion Medina. She married John Patterson on May 24, 2002 in Lafayette and he survives.
A proud graduate of Purdue University, she retired from Fairfield Manufacturing in 2006 after 31 years, where she was a quality engineer. She enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, and spending time with her family. She also loved going on long drives with her husband. She was a member of the Purdue Alumni Association.
Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Tricia Rodarmel (husband, Eric) of Suzhou, China. She leaves behind three grandchildren that she adored, Ashley, Alex, and Kiley Rodarmel. She is also survived by siblings, Martha Favors (husband, Morris) and Andy Siller (wife, Pat) both of Frankfort, IN, and Jim Siller (wife, Diana) of Danville, IN, and Marci Creps (husband, Steve) of Bloomington, IN. Also surviving are four stepchildren, John Patterson (wife, Karen) of Fishers, IN, Jenny Plante (husband, Tom) of Lafayette, Evie Anderson (husband, Stuart) of Cicero, IN, and Nate Patterson (wife, Denelsey) of Michigan City, IN, five step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior, Jessie, and John, and a sister, Mary.
Private family service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Community Cancer Network, Inc., P.O. Box 4499, Lafayette, IN 47903. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com