|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1947|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1947|
Patricia Ann was born in Findlay, Ohio to Gloria Anna (Connor) Johnson and Herbert Smith Johnson, Sr. She was born at 1:08 P.M. and died that evening at 11:45 P.M. My mother never saw her but the people that did see her said she was beautiful. She had an older brother Herb and after her came John, Becky, Bob and Anne.
I would like to mention that back in 1947, standard hospitalization after the birth of a child was ten days.
My Mother did not attend the funeral for Patricia, but when she regained some of her emotional strength, she visited Patricia"s resting place. Right away, my Mother wanted to purchase a monument for her daughter, but with the expense of the funeral, funds were unavailable at the time.
Soon after, John was born and Becky followed and my Mother's life was very busy, but she never ever forgot about Patricia. A few years after Patricia's passing, funds were available for the purchase of a monument. My Mother went to the cemetery and wanted to set up for the placement of Patricia's monument. When the employees of the cemetery looked for Patricia's records for interment, they could not be found. My Mother was again devasted.
Over the years, my Mother would stop by the cemetery and inquire about the whereabouts of Patricia to no avail. My sister Becky and I even inquired, but again were told that they did not have a record of interment for Patricia in St. Michael's cemetery.
Two years ago, while thinking of my Mother, I felt the strong need to again try to find Patricia. I spent hours calling around to various places that might be able to tell me. Finally, a break in the mystery, the Findlay Health Department had a record of where Patricia was interred. I then called the the cemetery. An error in recordkeeping was to blame.
A promise was made by my Father that if her resting place was located, a moument would be purchased. I am pleased to say that after 56 years of Patricia's grave being unmarked, she now has the monument she so deserves. I only wish that my Mother could have seen it.
Herbert Smith Johnson (1921 - 1999)
Gloria Anna Connor Kirby (1927 - 1999)
Saint Michaels Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Section MF, Lot.9999, Sub 1 E, Grave 5, Position 1
Created by: Anne
Record added: Jun 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7593148