- June 11, 1959 - July 18, 2012
- Lafayette, Indiana
of Patricia 's Passing
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“Dear Family, My heart goes out to you. Patsy was such an inspiration to us all. My prayers will include you.
1 of 33 | Posted by: Kay Weber - Delphi, IN - friend
“I love you Honey so much. And I miss and love everything about you. Your boys are being good.
Love you always Momma,
2 of 33 | Posted by: Michael - Lafayette, IN - Husband
“Mike & family,
I as so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
3 of 33 | Posted by: Nancy Antcliff Care - Goodland, IN
“I sat for the longest time trying to decide what to write in this msg box. There are too many memories to count. And every memory seemed just as...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: Diane (Di) Stevens - Kansas City, MO
“Dear Mike ,Zach , Nick and family,
So sorry to hear about Patsy. I will all ways remember our time together at Cole. Planning the Chicken...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Curt and Donna Miller - Lafayette, IN
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Patsy's family. We have known the Stevens family for years. Our children and Patsy along with her siblings,...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: June Jefvert - Kentland, IN
“Mike so sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. She did so much for others, I'm sure Jesus had a big hug for her when she made it "home!" Peace & Prayers!
7 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Sego - Lafayette, IN
“Mike.....Very sorry to hear about the death of Patsy....God please your family at this time....She was an inspiration for all...!
Terry Arnold &...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Terry Arnold - Lafayette, IN
“As memories fill your heart, she is at peace with your love. This I found to be true with the loss of my dad. Praying for you.
9 of 33 | Posted by: maureen hatcher(anstett) - IN
“We are so sorry about Patsy. I know she will be missed by all that knew her. She fought a battle like no other that I know. we hope your memories...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Carla Mathias and Emma Green - IN
“I am so sorry about the passing of Patsy. She was such a wonderful, caring lady. She would come to Cole Elementary every week and volunteer at...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Vicki - Lafayette, IN
“Patsy has been a great friend to our family. She fought a long and courageous fight for you and the boys. Our love and prayers are with each of you.
12 of 33 | Posted by: Don & Theresa Swindle and the girls - IN
“I am so sorry for your loss Mike. I can only imagine how difficult this has been for you and your family. I didn't know your wife, but knew she was...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Ann A. Kresler
“Mike and Family, I am sorry for your loss. You have wonderful memories and a lot of love to help you get through this time of sorrow. You and your...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Patty Wielert - Watseka, IL
“To my brother and nephews,
Patsy was the most unselfish and courageous person I will ever know. It was her love for you, and us that made her fight...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Patrick Molter - Westfield, IN
“To the Molter guys, I'm sorry to hear about Patsy's passing. She was a wonderful person and I know she battled hard. This beautiful obituary is a...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Allen Gastineau - Fishers, IN
“Mike and family: I was so very sorry to hear about Patsy's passing. I have such wonderful memories of her. She just lived around the corner from...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Carol (Peacock) Glotzbach - IN
“Mike Molter & Family: I just wanted to say that I am sorry for Patsy's passing. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed seeing her each time we...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Jennifer Coffman - Lafayette, IN
“Mike and family, You are in my prayers as you grieve the loss of Patsy. I have fond memories of having slumber parties in her parents basement and in...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Carolyn Kerchner - CA
“Patsy was five years older than me, and growing up, we didn't have a lot of shared time. However, I have always been in awe of her devotion to her...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Phillips - Indianapolis, IN
“Dear Mike and Family, we are so sorry to learn of Patsy's passing. She fought a long and valiant battle. A lifetime of good memories will surely help...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Norman Bower - Davenport, IA
“Mr. Molter, Truly sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. She was loved by many in the community. We will miss her friendly wave and smile as...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs James Phebus - IN
“Dear Mike and Boys, What a touching testimony to Patsy........... a life well lived and an example for us all. My heart goes out to you and your...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Molly Burns Thompson - Zionsville, IN
“Heavy hearts today....our girls always enjoyed being around Patsy....I will miss seeing the joy in her eyes whenever she spoke of Nick and Zach.
24 of 33 | Posted by: Marion Welsh - Lafayette, IN
“So sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. Such a beautiful story of her life well lived.
Rose [Castongia], Plunkett
25 of 33 | Posted by: Rose Plunkett - Westfield, IN
“Knew both she and Mike at South Newton and had both of their kids in class. Ist class lady and family. May she rest in peace and her family find...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: terry smith - LAFAYETTE, IN
“Mike and family,
What a great story of a life well led, serving others first. I'm sure Patsy's legacy will lead others to continue that blessing. ...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Steve Stombaugh - Avon, IN
“Mike, Zach, and Nick, Words could never express my true condolences and sadness. Pasty was one of the most special, amazing, determed, and loving...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: Laura Buit - Lafayette, IN
“Mike and family.......My heart goes out to all of you with the passing of Patsy........She was a beautiful lady and just as nice as she was beautiful...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Diana Gipson
“Dear Mike, Zach, and Nick,
So sorry to hear of the news. What a outstanding lady and fighter she was. We are all so blessed to have known her. ...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Steve Kochert & Family - IN
“dear mike and boys , may god love help ya thur the days ahead always know family / friends we always be here if ya need anything . god bless . larry ...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: debbie serie - lafayette, IN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memory of her smile continue to make a difference.
32 of 33 | Posted by: Rick and Tammy Wolf
“Mike and boys:
We have been and will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Patsy was a beautiful person. May your memories stay clear in your...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Dirk & Susan Abbott - Remington, IN
Patricia Lynn "Patsy" Stevens Molter was called to meet her heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Patsy passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family by her side.
Patsy was born June 11, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late William Robert Stevens of Lafayette and Mary Jane Stevens of Kentland, who survives. She grew up in Kentland, Indiana and graduated from South Newton High School in 1977. After high school she attended Indiana State University. She married Michael E. Molter at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in 1980. They made their home in Lafayette and have been parishioners of St. Mary's Catholic Church. With the help of, or many may say in spite of her husband, Patsy raised two fine sons, Zachary Michael Molter of Lafayette and Nicholas John Molter of Muncie, Indiana, who survive. Her stepmother Mary Stevens of Lafayette and her dearest friends and sisters, Melinda K. "Mindy" Molter of Monticello, Jane Molter of Lafayette, and Margaret "Marcy" Molter of Westfield also survive.
Patsy was an employee of Furrow Building Materials where she worked in the accounting and management office for 15 years. Patsy and Mike formed Twin City Collision Repair Inc. in 1992 where she worked part time for three years and then full time since 1995. Patsy's skills, dedication and unwavering commitment have been the driving force in her company's growth. She and her husband own two collision centers in Lafayette and a third is currently under construction in Fishers, Indiana. She has held many positions within the company and was always eager to jump in wherever and whenever needed. Her preference, however, was always to work behind the scenes and her unassuming way of getting the job done while giving praise and credit to others was remarkable. Patsy is loved by everyone she worked with.
Patsy was involved with many Tippecanoe School Corp. activities including McCutcheon Football and Cross Country and was founder of the McCutcheon AIM program. (Adults Involved in McCutcheon) where she volunteered every week for nine years. Patsy promoted and contributed to Breast Cancer Awareness, the YWCA Women's Cancer Program, The American Cancer Society, Riley Children's Hospital and the March of Dimes. The Twin City Collision Repair Swing for a Cure Classic golf outing has always been unofficially held in her honor. She has been a volunteer at the Lafayette Urban Ministry and the Community and Family Resource Center. Being a Mother, Patsy cared deeply about all children. In 2001 she traveled to Montana and personally met with Mr. Harry Granader, a McDonald's franchisee from Detroit and founder of Camp-Mak-A-Dream, a children's oncology camp in Gold Creek, Montana. After a tour of his ranch and the children's camp with Harry and his wife, she went to work. Through her efforts with them and the National Auto Body Council she helped raise over $500,000 to build an on-site Medical Center so that children with cancer could attend a summer camp while continuing treatment. The medical center was completed in 2003. She was recognized for her work in Atlanta, Georgia and received the 2002 National Pride Award from the National Auto Body Council, the only one awarded to a collision service professional that year. But true to form Patsy declined the trip to Atlanta to receive the award in public. She needed no award and sought no credit for her work. She saw those kids and wanted to help, that's all there was to it. Patsy was one of those rare, special individuals that truly believed in service to others. She was always quick to help and to give and never asked for anything in return.
Patsy battled cancer since 1998 and did so the same way she lived her life, with amazing strength, courage, dignity, determination. Those who know her best, including her doctors and nurses, will never say that cancer beat her. Patsy "kicked cancer's ass" for over 13 years. Through her business and charitable work she has touched countless lives. Lives of people she knew and many others she will never know, and she remains an inspiration to us all. We are all better for having known her and the world is a better place for her having been here. In addition to her work, she enjoyed caring for her family and her dogs; she enjoyed reading, cooking, movies, traveling, fly-fishing, Purdue basketball, and "Football Saturdays" would find her at Ross-Ade Stadium enjoying friends and cheering on the Boilermakers. From the time she was a little girl, her favorite movie was "The Wizard of Oz" and favorite song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". And we know that's where she is now, in Heaven, somewhere over the rainbow. When you see a rainbow please smile, say a prayer, and believe. Her light is shining on us still. Patsy will be deeply missed but shall remain forever in our hearts.
Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday, with Rosary at 4:45 p.m., at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Cathedral. Lunch and memories after Mass at the St. Lawrence Social Hall.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to one of Patsy's favorite charities, the YWCA Women's Cancer Program or Camp-Mak-A-Dream. Patsy would have liked it that way. That was always her way…giving to others.
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