Patricia Ella (O’Donnell) Crile was born on May 27, 1940 on the homestead north of Chadron. She was the youngest child of eight born to Patrick and Bertha O’Donnell.
Patricia attended school at Assumption Academy and Chadron High School in Chadron. On March 16, 1956, she married George Crile. To their union, four children were born; Steven, Victoria, Brenda, and Crystal.
She loved camping, fishing, bowling, playing cards with family and friends, and going to dances. She was a charter member of the Crawford Eagles Club, member of the VFW and the American Legion. Patricia was a devoted medication aide at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home in Crawford for over twenty years.
Patricia is survived by her son Steven (Sandi) Crile of Chadron and her daughter Victoria (Emiel) Raben of Crawford; her grandchildren Mandy (Jason) Stubbs of Kearney, Adam (Jera) Smith of Lexington, Stephen Crile of Ainsworth, John (Jodi) Crile of Chadron, and Cali (friend Adam Knight) Crile of Chadron. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Jake and Mallory Stubbs of Kearney and Owen Smith of Lexington; brothers Richard (Shirley) O’Donnell of Chadron, Thomas O’Donnell of Idaho; sisters Mary Wolvington of Chadron, Jean Schuhmacher of Chadron, Alice Lorenzen of Mills, Wyoming; sisters-in-law Edith Geary of Crawford, Alice Richardson of Illinois, Eva Dieckman of Alabama, and several nieces and nephews.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband George; her brothers Bob and John; brothers-in-law Eugene Wolvington, John Schumacher, and Larry Lorenzen; infant daughters Brenda and Crystal.
A memorial has been established for a monument for Patty. Donations may be sent to Vicky Raben, PO Box 448, Crawford, NE 69339.