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Pat A. Calvert, 77, of Rochester

Mrs. Pat A. Calvert, 77, of Rochester passed away at 7:01 PM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Woodlawn Hospital. 

On December 25, 1943, Patricia Ann Ullery was born in LaPorte to Lester and Edna Wallace Ullery. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Carol and two brothers Vernon and Robert.  As a young lady, Pat moved with her family from Marshall County to Rochester in 1951. Proudly she graduated with the Class of 1962 from Rochester High School.

In the Talma United Methodist Church, Pat married the love of her life, Mr. Roy Dale Calvert on July 4, 1963. They shared 51 years of life’s adventures. Sadly, Roy passed away on October 9, 2014. Their union produced three wonderful children, Jennifer. Jeffery and Gary. Two more generations have been added to the family tree with the blessings of 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

With an appetite for adventure, Pat and Roy toured all over exploring most of the 48 United States.  They enjoyed cruising the Caribbean and taking a train trip thru Canada.  The Calverts  floated the Tippecanoe and went 4-wheeling around the property.

Pat was a former member of the Talma United Methodist Church and currently attended the Burton-Richland Center United Methodist Church. As a life-long conservative,  Pat was currently President of the Fulton County Republican Women. She was also a precinct committeeman for Newcastle Township, campaigned with those seeking office and served as a consultant and strategist.  For the last several years she worked as a poll worker at the Courthouse during pre-election day voting. Pat was also a devoted member of the Royal Center Eastern Star #375,  holding many leadership roles including Past Worthy Matron. 

Many will remember Pat at Farmers and Merchants Bank where she worked for 25 years. More recently, Pat worked as a secretary for Rick Brown our prosecuting attorney for 12 years. Since retirement, she had enjoyed visiting, traveling and going for coffee with the girls.  To relax, Pat enjoyed listening to the music of The Elderly Brothers.

As the matriarch of the Calvert family, Grandma Pat was proud to oversee four generations.  She cherished the time spent with her family, making noodles with the grandchildren were the best of times. She annually planted a bountiful vegetable garden, sharing the harvest with her family. Pat was proud of the colorful flower gardens that highlighted the landscape. Sometimes she would plant new peach trees to increase the crop output.  

Many good times making memories with family and friends were had at the pavilion built by Roy, embracing the east edge of the Tippecanoe River.  Pat loved hosting birthday parties, family reunions and special family celebrations here and as an extraordinary cook delivered the best buffets many times serving her specialty chicken and noodles. 

Left to cherish  Pat's memory are her daughter, Jennifer Pryor and husband Dan; two sons: Jeffery and wife Jennifer, Gary and wife Laura all of Rochester; ten grandchildren: Jessica Berlasty, Jonah Berlasty, Jeremy Sheetz and companion Chris Beaman, Jordan Sheetz Huffman and boyfriend Michael  Kistler, Jarod Sheetz and wife Lisa, Amber Snelling, Amanda Floyd and husband Andrew, Alyssa Calvert, Austin Calvert, Cody Long and wife Jessica; 14  great-grandchildren; sister Carol Wilson and husband George of Peru; two brothers: Vernon Ullery and wife Dee of Niles, MI, and Robert Ullery of Marion; sister-in-law Judy Calvert of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Pat in death are her parents, beloved husband Roy Dale, son-in-law Jeff Berlasty, and a great-granddaughter, Genna Snelling.

Private family services will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021.  Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.   Please note that we will be limiting the number of friends in the funeral home to 25 at one time.  Those attending are asked to mask up.  Pastor Steve Hartman will officiate. Interment will follow in the Reichter Cemetery, northeast of Rochester.  Memorials may be made to the Roy D. Calvert Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Training through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 227 E. 9th St., Rochester, IN 46975  

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