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Patricia Anne Mennel

June 19, 1925 — February 13, 2022

Patricia Anne (Chapman) Mennel, 96, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, passed away in the early morning hours of February 13, 2022. Patricia was born. On June 19, 1925, Patricia was born to the late James F. and Marion G. (Eitel) Chapman. On June 7, 1947, Patricia was united in holy matrimony to the late George F. Mennel, Jr. The two enjoyed 72 years of marriage until George’s death in 2019.

Patricia was a graduate of Emmerich Manual High School in the class of 1943. She went on to attend Butler University. A member of St. Roch Catholic Church, Patricia was active there in the Ladies Club and the holiday bazaar. Every Christmas she enjoyed creating handmade ornaments for the bazaar and for her grandchildren.

A servant’s heart, Patricia spent a lot of time volunteering at St. Paul Hermitage with the Daisy Group. Patricia was also active in working with Camp Fire Inc., as well as a den mother with the Boy Scouts for several years. She was a part of several homemaker groups, card clubs where she enjoyed playing euchre and singing in the Ambassadors Choir with the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Downey Council #3660. Above all, she was a devoted wife to George and a loving mother to her 10 children.

Along with her husband and parents, Patricia was preceded in death by a son, Edward J. Mennel, her brother, James F. Chapman, Jr., and her sister, Marilyn J. Mennel.

Survivors include her daughters, Marsha G. (William) Brinson, Theresa A. “Terri” (Kenneth) McClung, Madonna M. Petty, Pamela J. Lohman, Sandra K. Jones; her sons, George F. (Judy), III, William A. (Barbara), Donald A. (Lois “Kyle”), and Paul F. (Karen) Mennel; her sister, Charlene B. Carter; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Patricia’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Heart to Heart Hospice and the staff of the Five Star Residences of Banta Pointe for their excellent care and support during this time.

Patricia’s Life Celebration® Visitation will be held Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the chapel at O’Riley-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. Morning prayers will be said at the funeral home prior to the celebration of Mass on Friday morning at 9:30 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 10:00 AM by Father Douglas Hunter in St. Roch Catholic Church, 3600 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis. Following the celebration of Mass, Patricia will be laid to rest next to George in Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Patricia’s memory to St. Roch Catholic Church; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Please visit www.ORileyBranson.com to share a favorite memory or sign the online guest registry.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Friday, February 18, 2022

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