VIENNA - Patricia Johanna Wollam, 59, passed away the morning of Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Sharon Regional Hospital, Sharon, Pa.
The daughter of Robert and Mayellyn Williams Hoffman, she was born July 3, 1953, in Columbus.
A graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School, Patricia went on to attend Ashland University for a short time before returning home.
On Oct. 21, 1973, she married Martin Wollam, with whom she spent almost 39 wonderful years of marriage.
A farmer all her life, she worked as a horse breeder and caretaker for the couple's business, Wollam Farms. Patricia loved every day she spent there with her family, her horses and tending to the farm.
Off the farm she would show her horses in competitions and was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association. She was also a very talented musician and loved to play the flute. She would also from time to time play for her church's band.
Patricia was an active member of First Baptist Church in Howland. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, often tending to her garden, making crafts or sewing. Above all she loved her family and the time she spent with them, and was especially proud of her granddaughter, Lila.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Martin Wollam; her two children, Lori Manke (Al) and Miles Wollam; and her beloved granddaughter, Lila Manke. She also leaves behind her two sisters, Betsy Hoffman and Christine Burton; her brother, Robert Hoffman; and her sister-in-law, Renna Wollam.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lane Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, Ohio 44403.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Friends and family may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.