Patricia B. Humphrey


Patricia Lee Bell Humphrey, 87, of Columbus died 4:09 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born in Louisville, Kentucky April 15, 1930, the daughter of Theron L. and Gypsie Tolbert Bell.

She married the Rev. Donald C. Humphrey in LaGrange, Kentucky on August 5, 1955; he survives.

She was a graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.

She was a substitute teacher in Bunker Hill, Indiana, but mainly she was a devoted pastor’s wife for 18 different churches.

She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus. She was a member of American Baptist Women. She had been a choir director and was a member of the board of Edna Martin Christian Center.

She loved to read, travel, sew, bake and listen to music.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Donald C. Humphrey of Columbus; daughter, Connie J. Humphrey of McAllen, Texas, son, Donald R. Humphrey of Indianapolis; brothers, Paul Ray (Bonnie) Bell of Louisville, Kentucky and Roy A. (Marylou) Bell of LaGrange, Kentucky, sister, Jean (Dorsa) Shockey of La Grange, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor David Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday to service time at the church. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Memorial Baptist Church or Edna Martin Christian Center.

Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is handling arrangements.