A lady known for her small town personality and giving spirit passed away last week. Patricia R. Wylie of West Union worked as a hairdresser for the better part of six decades. She was the co-owner of Ruby’s Beauty Shop.
Over the years, Wylie’s voice could be heard each weekday morning on C103, as she hosted a brief radio program called “Ruby’s Potpourri,” named after her mother, the late Ruby Potts. The radio program was a mix of everything from recipes, helpful tips for around the house, and sometimes, some inspiring words. She also authored Pat Wylie’s Kitchen in this newspaper. The column was featured each week in the Informer for over a decade. “With the extensive archives of Pat’s material and after consulting with her family, her column will continue in her memory. She was a gentle and dedicated lady and we were fortunate to call her one of our own here at the Informer.”
Wylie’s generosity extended to many local organizations in the county, including the Humane Society of Adams County. In fact, for her 80th birthday party, she requested that people bring cash and pet food for the shelter in lieu of gifts for her. “Pat Wylie was such a steadfast and generous supporter of this organization. She helped the homeless animals of Adams County in many ways. We are all heartbroken to learn of her passing. We are holding Pat and her family in our hearts. Our community lost an amazing person,” said Jessica Huxmann, President of the Humane Society of Adams County.
Graveside services were held on Monday, April 6th. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made in Pat’s memory to the West Union Church of Christ, Humane Society of Adams County, or Hospice of Hope.
Pat’s obituary can be found here.