Phyllis was born at home in Herrickville, PA on January 27, 1928 the daughter of Thomas D. and Ruth Robinson Reinhart. She was a graduate of Camptown High School class of 1945 and in early years was employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda and by Claverack in Wysox. On August 14, 1954 Phyllis married Stanley Hancock Patten. Phyllis and Stanley enjoyed spending their summer months at their home on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH for many years. Phyllis was very active in community affairs having held membership and offices in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star, Towanda Garden Club, Bradford-Sullivan Counties Lions Eye Bank, Quarry Glen Club, Wednesday Club, Sheshequin Book Club, Red Hats, Camptown Alumni Association as well as supportive involvement in numerous community events. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda.
Calling hours and the funeral and committal service were held Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, PA with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating.
Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, PA.
The Towanda Chapter Order of Eastern Star will hold a service of Remembrance at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please direct contributions to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 or to the George Clymer Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, in care of Bennita Butts, French Asylum Road, Towanda, PA 18848 in memory of Phyllis. Memories and condolences may be expressed by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com.