Patricia  Lape
Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" Lape died peacefully at home January 23, 2020, in Covington, Ind., at the age of 93.
Pat is survived by her husband, Jacob "Jake"; children, David and Alan Lape; twin sister, Portia Hathaway; her grandson, Duncan (Morgan) Lape; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sister, Margret Anna Belle" Buser, and brothers, Henry Pithoud and Elisha Pithoud.
Pat was born May 27, 1926, at home near Kingman, Ind., to Lemeul Elisha and Velva Belle (Moore) Pithoud. She graduated from Kingman High school in 1944.
She married Jake Lape on September 10, 1948.
After marriage, Pat and Jake lived around Covington and she worked for Production Credit until Jake joined the Army. They both moved to Rolla, Mo., while he was in the service. Pat also worked on base during this time.
After Jake's time in the service, Pat and Jake moved to Danville, Ill., and built a home on Brewer Road where they lived for many years. Pat took care of the kids and household while Jake worked.
Pat was the center of the Lape family. She loved to have company over and prepare meals, especially her famous noodles!
Pat was actively involved with all the work on the farm, helping out whenever she could. Along with all the farm activities, she kept the books for their family farm for many years. Pat also enjoyed going with her sons when they competed at tractor pulls. They would drive all over competing at different pulls and she was always happy to go along and help keep everyone awake on the way home.
She also loved animals. When she wasn't at home with her cats, she could often be found out walking her dogs along the country roads. She attended the Benson Chapel church outside of Covington, Ind.
Pat will be remembered by anyone who knew her as a selfless person who would always go out of her way to help others before she helped herself.
A funeral is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST Monday, January 27, at Shelby Funeral Home, with burial at Lower Mound Cemetery immediately afterward. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. EST Sunday, January 26, at the funeral home. Pastor Christina Bennet will officiate.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Kathy Moudy for all of her help, the Fountain Wing at The Waters of Covington, and Carle Oncology department in Danville.
Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com
Published on January 23, 2020

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Gregory Ingram
Jan 26, 2020
Really enjoyed calling on Pat and Jake during my days with Agrigold. Sorry to hear about Pat's passing.
Ron Long
Jan 26, 2020
Sorry to hear, Pat was one of the finest in every way.
Charlie, Denise, Mason and Harrison Lambert
Jan 24, 2020
Large Basket Garden was purchased for the family of Patricia Lape by Charlie, Denise, Mason and Harrison Lambert.  Send flowers
Ken and Martha Cripe
Jan 24, 2020
Jake, David and Alan, the Cripe family are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We cherish all the great memories with your family from our tractor pulling days! Pat was a very special lady.
Lisa Schwarting-Dupureur
Jan 24, 2020
So sad to hear about this. Your family will miss her dearly. May peace and comfort be with you, Alan, as well as all your family. God Bless.
Jeff Walter
Jan 23, 2020
Your mother was always so special to all of us as we were growing up on Brewer Rd. All the cookouts, pig roasts, camp outs, afternoons swimming, school functions...she and Betty were always there leading the pack! We were all so blessed to have had such loving mother’s! Jeff Walter