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Obituary: Patricia Woodard Tidd, Seymour


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Ms. Patricia Woodard Tidd, 82, of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center.

Born April 9, 1931, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Earl and Lela Helen (Blankenship) Woodard.

Patricia was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour where she served on various committees, the Administration Board and as Treasurer. A 1949 graduate of Shields High School, her additional education also included graduating from Seymour Business College, School of Bank Marketing – University of Colorado, the American Institute of Banking, seminars and conferences. She taught several banking classes and served as a graduate assistant of Dale Carnegie classes.

Patricia started work at Jackson County Bank on August 1, 1951, as secretary to the President. She was promoted to Assistant Cashier, Assistant Vice President, Controller, Vice President, Director of Marketing, and Corporate Secretary to the Bank’s Holding Company. She worked in all areas of the bank and established the bank’s first marketing department and helped install the bank’s first Automated Teller Machine. She retired on April 15, 1994. Her banking activities included various committees, such as Indiana Bankers Association, Bank Marketing Association, American Institute of Banking, Bank Administration Institute, and National Association of Bank Women, and she held offices on group, state, regional and national levels.

Patricia was involved in various community activities such as the American Cancer Society, Heart Fund, and United Fund as solicitor, division chairman, training, and first female drive chairman and president. She served on the Downtown Seymour Revitalization Committee, Downtown Merchants Association, Seymour Chamber of Commerce, and the first Board of Managers of Lincoln Park Co-Owners Association.

She is survived by her uncle, Herbert Woodard; a niece, Kathy Engle; and nephews, Terry Woodard and Wesley Woodard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Earl Woodard and John Woodward; an aunt, Mildred Ruwe; and an uncle, William Woodard.

Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Noon, with the Rev. Sandy Cooper officiating.

Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at First United Methodist Church on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service.

Memorials may be written to the Schneck Medical Center Foundation, the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center or First United Methodist Church, through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour, IN.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

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