On the evening of Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, Pat Rosner, of Canton, peacefully went home to be with her Lord after a period of declining health. She was 92 years of age. Born Annie Patterson Ward on June 9, 1920, in Kilmarnock, Scotland, she was the only child of Samuel and Elizabeth (Landsborough) Ward. Pat received her master's degree in Scottish History and English Literature from Glasgow University, and received her first teaching position in Dalrymple, Scotland. During her extensive travels throughout Europe she made many longtime friends, and on her first trip to the United States met her future husband, Erich Rosner. Pat and Erich were married Feb. 28, 1959, and resided in Doylestown, Pa., moving to Roaring Branch in 1968.
Pat was a gifted Bible teacher and until recently taught her Women's Bible Study and Sunday School class. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover, Pa., where she served as the pianist for the Men's Choir and Sunday morning worship. Pat loved reading, working in her flower garden and was always interested in the lives of her family members. She is survived by her daughters, Dorothea (and Jim) Doud of Canton, and Louise (and Bob) Strozyk of Millville, Pa.; grandchildren, Nicolette Humble, Evenelle Doud, Stephanie Thomas, Justin Strozyk and Christopher Strozyk; and great-grandchildren, Sydney Crawford, Cody Humble, Alexis Doud and Isaac Thomas. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Eric Rosner, in 1987.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Grover, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Strozyk and Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.