February 11, 1928 ~ October 12, 2010

Born in: Vincennes, Indiana,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC

Fletcher – Patricia Ann (Abrell) Kixmiller, 82, was called to the Lord on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Patricia was born in Vincennes, Indiana on February 11, 1928. She graduated from nursing school and began working at Good Samaritan Hospital in 1949. She married William L. Kixmiller the following year. Pat was a woman who wore many hats. While raising her four children, she also worked alongside her husband in their various family businesses. During their many years in Indiana, Pat helped out with their RV sales and service dealership. When the family moved to Fort Myers, FL, in 1974, she and her husband founded a real estate/brokerage office and a real estate school. Upon their retirement in 1995, they moved to western North Carolina. Patricia is survived by four children, Janet Pineau of Ft. Myers, FL, Beth Knox of Sayreville, NJ, Fred Kixmiller of Danville, KY, and Carol Horton of Fletcher, NC; six grandchildren, Amy, Jennifer, John, Michael, Tyler and Emily; three great-grandchildren, Aidan, Landon and Noah and one sister, Karen Humerickhouse. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the many friends and extended family members who supported us through their prayers and thoughtful acts of kindness. We would also like to express our gratitude to the various individuals at Seniors Helping Seniors who provided care and compassion for our mother during her time of illness. To honor Pat’s wishes, a memorial service is not planned. In lieu of flowers, she requested that memorial donations be made to Salvation Army, 239 Third Ave. E., Hendersonville, NC 28749; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Care Partners Hospice Foundation (memo: John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center), 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. I was lucky enough to spend time with Pat on Saturday morning, October 9th and to meet both Beth and Carol. You all are awesome – a wonderful family. You all are fortunate to be left with memories of this funny and smart lady.She left a deep impression on me even though I knew her only briefly.

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  2. We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have many fond memories of her & your Dad through the years. They were such great & fun people. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I too have fond memories of your mom and entire family … think of you often, Carol. Deanne

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  4. To the family of Pat Kixmiller. . . it was my honor to assist your Mother during the past months. Her heart and spirit will forever be remembered. We shared so many wonderful moments . . . our time in Indiana . . . nursing, tennis and realestate. ‘Yep’ will never be the same without her. We both felt blessed each
    having four loving adult children. I have a smile on my face everything I think of her and those special little moments . . . chocolate, crossword puzzles, and her wise input always with a twinkle in her eye. Each moment is precious to me.
    To her family I am so sorry for your loss . . . you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Gratitude,
    Donna Bloom
    donna_bloom@yahoo.com

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  5. I’m so sorry for your loss Carol. Please know my thoughts are with you & your family.

    One of the sweetest memories I have of your mother is of her sitting on the floor, taking pleasure in the antics of your Shih Tzu, Ki Ku Ding of Kemshi. I’m sure I’ve spelled that wrong but I loved the name & I thought he was beautiful. That memory stayed with me all my life.

    Keeping you in my prayers.
    Kelly

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  6. Tho I was not well acquainted with your Mother, I was saddened to learn of her death. My husband, Richard (Dick) and your father are cousins. Before we moved from Vincennes in 1965 I occasionally taught a Sunday School class you attended. We did not keep in touch and were pleased to hear from your Dad concerning his genealogy search. I have greatly treasured the book he sent us and was inspired to also research my family history. Just last week I was sharing the book with someone and have not been able to find it since that time. I fear I put it down near a stack of magazines I had ready to put in my recycle bin for the next morning’s collection. I had all my correspondence with your dad filed in that book so I had no contact info. I was talking with a Vincennes friend last week who told me of your mother’s death, and I am so reluctant to ask a favor at this sorrowful time but I don’t know how else I could contact you. I would like to know if you have extra copies of the Kixmiller Family History your dad prepared. Or perhaps you could send me copies of the first pages and the generations prior to ours. My e-mail address is djkixmiller@wowway.com I look forward to hearing from you.
    Dorothy Kixmiller

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