She was born October 5, 1941 to the late Bert and Louise (Tears) Congdon.
Ona Lou married John Patterson in 1965 and they shared 22 years together until he passed away October 27, 1987. Together they worked their dairy farm in Checkerville, enjoyed square dancing, their card clubs, weekends at Mormon Lake and traveling.
She had visited all 50 states, having seen 35 before she was 6 years old, as well as coast to coast of Canada, Australia, Fiji Islands and Mexico. She enjoyed spending part of her winters in St. Petersburg, FL.
Ona also was a 60 year member of Fassett Grange #1567 and an avid fan of Jeff Gordon and country music with Johnny Cash being her favorite.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Edgar; sisters, Pauline (Bert) Avery and Marie (Lynn) Updike; and brother-in-law, Lester Patterson.
Funeral was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY on Sunday, July 2nd.
Burial to immediately followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy, PA where she will be laid to rest with her beloved John. Lay Pastor John Knapp officiated.
Ona Lou's tribute wall may be signed at www.olthof.com.