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Patricia J. Black, age 92, of Greenville, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Dewey & Mary (Misney) Burkhart, she was born on April 25, 1929 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  On January 26, 1950, in Greenville, she married Frank Black and they enjoyed nearly 41 years of marriage until Frank passed away on November 20, 1991.

Pat retired from the former Electrolux Home Products, had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church, and more recently attended First Baptist Church with her son.  She enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crocheting, as well as drives thru the countryside, walks along the Fred Meijer trail, and loved watching sunsets.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband;  two daughters,  Colleen Doty and Debra Witherell;  and two step-children, Luana Waylse and Terry Caniff;  a brother, Tom Burkhart;  and two sisters, Laverne Eagle & Grace Ickes.

Surviving are a son, Bryan Black;  two daughters, Pamela Keene, and Connie & Dan Kent;  two brothers, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 401 S. Franklin Street at the corner W. Washington Street (M-57), Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.  The Rev. Paul E. Dickson, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville.

Instead of flowers, Patricia would have appreciated contributions in her memory to Guiding Light Mission (  Envelopes will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pat’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Rachelle Stout on December 1, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Family, Pat was such a dear caring volunteer in my classroom for years. She helped in any situation and supervised countless centers for our kindergarten classes. She was such a delight to spend time with and created many special memories for the students at Walnut Hills. Her values, gentle encouragement, and positive attitude, touched our students and made a difference in their lives. Pat’s contribution will continue to have an impact for years to come. I pray that she is at peace and that you may all find comfort in your fond memories. Very Sincerely, Rachelle Stout

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