She was born May 20, 1934, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Gehring and Ella Siegenthaler Gehring.
Patty was a co-owner of Eckels Funeral Home( now Myers Funeral Home) in Sistersville for over 30 years. She was a member of the Sistersville First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the OES New Martinsville Chapter #50, and she was a Red Hatter.
She is survived by her husband, John P. Eckel,s of Sistersville; sons, Scott (Kim) Eckels of Williamstown, W.Va. and Todd (Patty) Eckels of Morgantown, W.Va.; grandchildren, Logan, Caroline, Olivia, Jeremy and Kayla; and longtime caregiver, Kate Beegle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ida Gehring and Mary Kirk.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at the Myers Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Sistersville with Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Brian Seders officiating. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersfuneralhomewv.com