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Patricia Faye Lamle

Patricia Faye Lamle’s faith became sight as she went home to be with Jesus February 28, 2024. Patty was born on October 29, 1940, to parents Elmer and Edna Ladwig of Okeene, OK.


Patty’s life left a huge imprint upon many people.  She was married to Frederick (Fritz) Lamle of Okeene for 60 years. She was best known as Grammy to Chase, Randi, Baleigh, and Katey of whom she was so proud, eagerly cared for, and followed to football games, dance programs, cheer competitions and softball games.  Patty was one who loved others well.  Even in her last months in memory care she was quick to give a compliment, a hug or even offer her own chair to another resident or aide. 


She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a child and continued to grow in her relationship with Him and influence others throughout her life.  She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was always quick to give encouragement with her favorite verse, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” (Prov 3:5-6) as well as others.


Patty’s life is marked by many things.  She attended Okeene High School where she played clarinet and marched with the band as a twirler. She was voted football Homecoming Queen and attended Girl’s State her senior year.  She attended SWOSU where she earned her associate degree.


She held jobs using her gift of organization as she worked in medical records, as office manager and as hospital administrator at Okeene Municipal Hospital. She also worked as office manager at US Gypsum Company, worked at Fairview Abstract Company and worked at Krause Tax Service. Patty also loved hosting groups of friends and family in the Lamle home and used her gift of hospitality as she worked in her later years as a tour guide for both Village Tours and Travel Tours.  She enjoyed preparing to tell facts about the states, landmarks, and sites along the way, and had fun baking treats, keeping a container full of candy, and organizing bus games and movies to help her passengers enjoy every moment of their trip. She had always wanted to travel and considered it a gift of the Lord to see cities and attractions in 48 states as part of her job.  She enjoyed going with friends to Europe and Israel as well.


Patty served her church and community in many ways.  She loved harmonizing with Annette Schlotthauer, Carolyn Robbins, and Elaine Sander in their quartet for special music at church and she enjoyed singing in the Sunday choir.  Every October we knew Christmas was near as she eagerly rehearsed for the upcoming cantata in the car and pounded out her alto part on the family piano. She enjoyed the friendships of those in her Sunday School class and serving alongside them in the kitchen at church events. She sponsored and cooked many summers for her church youth at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly and on a few church youth ski trips.  Patty held positions of leadership in Eastern Star and PEO, and she campaigned for the office of County Tax Assessor.  She attended Child Study Club and enjoyed being a part of the local Red Hat Ladies.

Patty loved a strategic game of cards, especially Bridge and 500, and played in several local bridge clubs.  She enjoyed sitting on the back porch on a summer’s eve, a good cup of coffee and potting colorful flowers in the planters each spring.  Her dogs Benji and later Millie brought her so much joy they were not to be excluded from the family Christmas pic.


Patty was an encourager and prayer warrior for her family and so many others.  She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and brother, Jim Ladwig.  She is survived by her husband, Fritz, son, Paul Lamle (Debbie), daughters Traci Lamle and Kristi Brickman (Bart) and grandchildren Chase Lamle (Carson), Randi Norris (Lucas), Baleigh Brickman and Katey Brickman.


Funeral services for Patricia Lamle will be held Monday, March 4, 2024, at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Okeene. A burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with Wilkinson Mortuary of Okeene handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Okeene FBC.





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