Patricia Ruth Hurless

May 19, 1936 - November 29, 2020
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Patricia Ruth Hurless, 84, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, November 29, 2020, following a 19-day battle with COVID 19.

Born in Parrish, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Clayton Edwin Fralick and Elinore Margaret (King) Fralick. Fol…

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Patricia Ruth Hurless, 84, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior and was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, November 29, 2020, following a 19-day battle with COVID 19.

Born in Parrish, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Clayton Edwin Fralick and Elinore Margaret (King) Fralick. Following high school, she attended Life Bible College in Los Angeles, California and most recently worked with her daughter and son-in-law at Litty’s Cakes and Cookies in New Philadelphia.

An extremely spiritual woman, Patricia currently attended NewPointe Church and had formerly attended Dover Alliance Church at Dover. She found great joy in helping others and was extremely generous, often doing things “just because.” She loved everyone she met and would always encourage those around her. She enjoyed doing many things in life which included music. She played the organ, piano and accordion but also liked to sew, make crafts and work in her garden but her most favorite thing was flying. Especially with her husband. Most of all, Patricia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

On June 20, 1959, Patricia married John Wesley Hurless, Jr., and together shared over 61 years of marriage prior to her passing. Also surviving are two daughters, Teresa (Steve) Litty of New Philadelphia and Dianna (Steve) Saulnier of Pensacola, Florida; two sons, Garry Owen Hurless of New Philadelphia and Wesley Allan Hurless of Midvale; 11 Grandchildren, John Andrew (Alyssa) Litty, Matthew David (Bianca) Litty, Sara Marie Litty and her fiancé David Simpson, Rachael (Zach) Litty Tybor, Jacob Michael Saulnier, Hannah Marie Saulnier, Zachary Wyatt Hurless, John Morgan Galang Hurless, Arthur James Galang Hurless, Joshua Allan Hurless and Isaac Daniel Hurless; a great grandson, Baker Paul Litty; three brothers, Rev. Gordon Millard (Elsie) Fralick, Oliver Doyle Fralick and LeRoy Edwin (Connie) Fralick ; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Fralick Rockney and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, a brother, Clarence Clayton “Ike” Fralick also preceded her in death.

In keeping with her wishes, Patricia is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Patricia was extremely fond of working the cookie table and representing Litty’s Cakes and Cookies for the Union Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival at Warther’s Carvings. It is with this in mind that the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Union Hospital Auxiliary Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival, c/o Union Hospital, 659 Boulevard, Dover, Ohio 44622.


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Born: May 19, 1936
Died: November 29, 2020

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Beth & Mark posted on 12/9/20

Deepest sympathies & prayers to all.??????


Barbara and Richard Tschudy posted on 12/8/20

What a wonderful lovely friendly amazing friend and neighbour. We will miss her so much her friendly waves her kind smiles what a great person.


David and Susan Huff posted on 12/6/20

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. We remember her smile, her warmth, and kindness. Our prayers are with all of Pat’s family and friends at this difficult time. With Love, Dave and Sue Huff and family


Joyce Wright posted on 12/6/20

Pat was a wonderful lady, always remembered my name when she waited on me at the bakery. Heaven gained an angel! She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the Litty's.


Cathy (Maasz) Harrison posted on 12/5/20

Uncle John, Teresa, Diana, Gary, Wesley, Sending big hugs and prayers to all of you and your families. Aunt Pat was very kind and I have fond memories of her. I know that she loved all of you with such a huge heart! I'm so very sorry. I love and miss you all.


Sharon, Kevin and Caleb Syler posted on 12/4/20

Aunt Pat will be sorely missed. I loved her smile, her charisma and the love that she had for everyone she would meet. I'm sorry that she had to leave this earthly home, but I have a hope to see her again someday in heaven with our Lord and Savior. Still praying for Unce John and family as we are all grieving the loss of such a lovely lady.


Robert & Sherry Brubaker posted on 12/4/20

My Aunt Pat was one of the kindest individuals on the planet. She truly cared for everyone. She will be missed. I will always cherish the childhood memories shared with her, my Uncle John and cousins Teresa, Diana, Garry and Wesley. Praying for my Uncle John's healing, and comfort for my cousins and their immediate families as they mourn this tremendous loss. I look forward to the day when we will all meet again in the heavens where Christ Jesus Reigns as our Savior and Lord.


Robert & Sherry Brubaker posted on 12/4/20


Linda stratmann posted on 12/4/20

Dianna and family I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace for you.


Jodi posted on 12/4/20

Deepest sympathy to the family


Amber Hall (Shepherd) posted on 12/4/20

I am so sorry for your loss Steve and Teresa. I worked at the bakery back in 2006-2008, and I truly enjoyed the days I worked with Pat. She was such a fun-loving and generous person. I will be thinking of you all during this time of healing.


Lori Hurless posted on 12/4/20

Dear Wesley and family, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of your mother into the arms of our Lord and Savior! We will continue to pray for your father as he gains his strength . In Christ’s love, Lori Hurless and James R. Hurless


constance Clark posted on 12/4/20

John, We are so saddened to learn about this loss for you and your family. We are so glad we got to meet your wonderful wife at EAA dinners and events. We wish you a speedy recovery. May you and your family be surrounded by wonderful memories. Fever and John Clark and Connie


Randy and Sharon Feemster posted on 12/3/20

Pat Hurless, was Heaven's Ambassador of Example. Love, kindness and and always quick to forgive. She lived a life devoted to God, John, family and friends. Always quick with a smile and a giggle, she never met a stranger. She was living proof that not all Angels have wings but they do have hearts. We love and miss you. Your friends, Randy and Sharon Feemster


Tina DeVecka posted on 12/3/20

I only knew her from going to Litty's. She was such a sweet and friendly lady. Prayers to all her family. Dan, Tina, Zach and Emily DeVecka


Rebecca Hamilton posted on 12/3/20

Uncle John,Teresa,Dianna,Garry and Wesley Your Mom was loved more than she could ever have known.She was a light that shined bright,and people could see her love for Jesus. I am so glad to have spent the many times at your home growing up ,and including me in the family you raised,You did well. Aunt Pat gave love and of herself without expecting anything in return. I am so thankful for Aunt Pat's great example to follow. You are missed so much Aunt Pat, until we meet again. My love and prayers are with you all and I am always here for you.Love you all always....


Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 12/3/20

So sorry for your loss! Such a lovely lady. Always a smile when she was working in the bakery.


Wayne atkins posted on 12/3/20

I am very sorry I send my condolences to all the family pat was a great person and she was so special to me I'm gonna miss her god speed pat


The Clark Family posted on 12/3/20

May God be with you as you deal with this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your neighbors will miss you.


Karma Burton posted on 12/3/20

John & Family You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Your Cousin - Helen Jones


Rhonda Dickey Redmon posted on 12/3/20

Your mom was always the sweetest ?? Her smile was infectious and her heart was big! I spoke with her last fall and I enjoyed that. It’s never easy saying ‘see you later’?? Love and prayers to you all!??


Josephine Longer posted on 12/3/20

To the Family of Pat, My most sincere sympathy to all of you for the loss of your Dear One. It was such a pleasure to get to know Pat at the Tree Festivals. We enjoyed every evening when we were there! I have happy memories of those events! May you be comforted by your memories. Blessings and Peace, Jo Longer


Dave Litty posted on 12/3/20

Always, always the happiest face & warmest embrace whenever came to town to visit family! Heartfelt hugs back Ms. Pat & rest of Hurless/Litty clans!


Cindy Sutkowy posted on 12/3/20

Steve & Teresa, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers at this difficult time. Love, Cindy & Wally Sutkowy


Sheryl and Kevin Johnston posted on 12/3/20

Teresa, Steve and Pat's Family, My best memory is of your mom "always smiling". With cherished memories, she will be forever in everyone's hearts.


Dianna Saulnier posted on 12/3/20

I am so blessed to have had the best mom in the world!! I will miss her every day that we are apart! One thing I know for sure, we will be together again because of Jesus!! I love you forever, I will like you for always, as long as I’m living, my mother you will be!! I love you, Mom!!


Teresa Litty posted on 12/3/20

We love you Mom!


Michael Mc Murray posted on 12/3/20

Theresa/ Steve, I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. Mrs Hurless was truly a kind soul. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Martha Fankhauser posted on 12/3/20

May Jesus wrap His arms around you and all you loved ones. She was a beautiful person and we know she is in paradise. Teresa my thoughts and prayers for peace during this time and always! Sincerely Martha Massarelli Fankhauser


Ron Tinor posted on 12/3/20

John and family- My condolences for your loss. Ron Tinor