Patricia Anne Imhoff (Pat), long-time resident of Norman, passed away at the age of 86 on November, 29, 2020. Pat was born November 28, 1934 in Snyder, Oklahoma to James Hester Collins and Gladys Lance Collins. On August 10, 1952, she married the love of her life, Henry James Imhoff. They were married for 62 years before he passed in 2014.
Pat retired from the University of Oklahoma after 25 years as a staff resource specialist with her later years in the Athletics Department. She has been an active member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Norman, Oklahoma since 1954.
Pat enjoyed gardening and found a passion in flower and holiday arrangements. She participated for many years in the annual craft show at the Cleveland County fairgrounds and delighted her family and friends with her talented arrangements for proms, weddings, and special engagements. She had a great love of travel across the United States, especially to national parks with her husband, James, although many a summer were spent at area lakes camping with the Meyer family.
More than anything, she loved her family and they were her greatest joy. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother that gave us support, strength, and courage. She was a loving, sweet lady.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents, James Hester Collins and Gladys Lance Collins; brothers, JR, Bob, Wayne, and Troy Collins; sister, Merlene Loeffelhoz; and granddaughter, Krystle Morris.
Pat is survived by her children, Deborah Sue Morris of Chickasha, Daniel Lee Imhoff and his wife Leona of Houston,Texas, Nathan Ray Imhoff and Evelyn of Norman, and Doni Jeane Imhoff Fox of Norman; sister-in-laws, Betty Johnson and Cheryl Leonard and husband Clif, and Joyce Collins; six granddaughters, Autumn and Caley, Brooke and Megan, and Addie and Kari; four grandsons, James and Scott, Brian and Tommy; and many great-grandchildren.
A special mention and thankfulness to her life-long, surviving friends, Patsy Hawkins, Helen Slatoski, and Eloise Valouch, Betty Arbuckle, Glenda Simpson; and those who she will be joining, Martha Hill, Mary Meyer, and Thielkay Shrewsbury. Our family would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the entire staff at Noble Health Care Center and Loving Care Hospice for the care and love that you gave her. Over the past months, during the current pandemic, we were only able to visit our mother at her window. You became an essential part of her family and provided her with daily contact and love. We are forever grateful.
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