Patricia J. Lindley                                                    1948-2010

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Patricia Jeanne Lindley was a beautiful and charismatic person who lived her life with passion and who expressed her love for her community through service to others. Having arrived in Wellington to work at the Herrick Memorial Library in 1974, Pat developed a life long love for the small town in Southern Lorain County. 

 

Pat was born September 10, 1948, in South Bend, Indiana, to Mack and Mabel Lindley. As a young child, Pat visited her favorite aunt and uncle, Ruth and Jud, each summer on their farm. It was a tradition that she carried into adulthood, making visits back to Indiana to spend time with them throughout their lives.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pat earned her B.A. in French and Master of Library Science degrees from Indiana University. A job opening with the Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington, Ohio led her to that community in 1974 where Pat served as director for twenty-seven years. While there, she made many improvements including: automating the library collection, creating nursing home and homebound services, connecting the library to the Internet, creating an audio-visual collection, overseeing an addition in 1986, and archiving historic Wellington photos.

 

Pat loved the arts, especially music and theatre, and she was an accomplished musician and actress performing frequently with Workshop Players in Amherst, Ohio and in over 100 programs  for various civic groups.

 

An active and involved citizen, Pat became the first female member of the Wellington Kiwanis Club and was an original board member of St. Patrick Manor, providing housing for low-income senior citizens. As a member of Wellington First Congregational United Church of Christ, she twice served as moderator and performed in the chancel and bell choirs. Pat was also a productive member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation where she was Chairperson of the Grants and Initiatives Committee. Above all, Pat was a strong voice and advocate for her beloved adopted hometown.

 

The volunteer effort that trumped all other activities was Pat's involvement in Main Street Wellington. In 1998, Pat joined with other concerned citizens to address a decaying and increasingly vacant Wellington central business district. She was one of the founding members of Downtown Wellington, now Main Street Wellington, an organization that has seen much success and received much-deserved recognition for its abilities to recreate a charming and thriving twenty-first century vision of the litle Midwestern town.

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Patricia J. Lindley

1948-2010

Patricia Jeanne Lindley was a beautiful and charismatic person who lived her life with passion and who expressed her love for her community through service to others. Having arrived in Wellington to work at the Herrick Memorial Library in 1974, Pat developed a life long love for the small town in Southern Lorain County.

"We shape our buildings...and afterwards our buildings shape us."
 
                          Winston Churchill

Patricia Jeanne Lindley was a beautiful and charismatic person who lived her life with passion and who expressed her love for her community through service to others. Having arrived in Wellington to work at the Herrick Memorial Library in 1974, Pat developed a life long love for the small town in Southern Lorain County.

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