Mary Jo Bonnette Patterson

Mary Jo Bonnette Patterson, 67, of Marietta, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Marietta, a daughter of Forrest and Eula Snider Bonnette.

Mary was a graduate of Marietta High School, Class of 1964, and from Marietta Area School of Practical Nursing in 1965. She had been employed by Dr. George Bateman and Dr. George Houston, and later was employed as a teacher’s aide in special education at Ewing, Harmar and Putnam Schools.

On April 6, 1974, she married Roger L. Patterson, who survives with one daughter, Danielle (Carlos) Estrada of Wayland, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Jadin and Abigail Buckman and Lucas Estrada. She is also survived by four brothers and five sisters, Jack (Judy) Bonnette, Gary (Susan) Bonnette, Dave (Tara) Bonnette, Steve (Kay) Bonnette, Shirley Loy, Donna (Albert) Hill, Janice (Robert) Blake, Rilla (Roy) Wetz and Charlotte Cowan; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her daughter, Emily Buckman.

Memorial services will be held 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third Street in Marietta, with Rev. Kathryn Hawbaker and Rev. Evan Young officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Mary’s name to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, Ohio 44139.

McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral home is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at