Patricia Marie Root

Patricia Marie Root, 65, of Kalkaska passed away on May, 13, 2019 at home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Dearborn on Jan. 28, 1954.
In Pat’s free time she enjoyed camping, fishing, visiting lighthouses and playing bingo. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Kalkaska Senior Center. She was compassionate and extremely loyal to her close friends and family.
Pat raised her four girls alone for many years. She taught them how to be hard workers and the value of independence. Pat was the backbone of her family and will never be replaced.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by her children: Tish (Moses) Tuller, Fay (Jim) Killingsworth, Rosalind (Jason) Grice and Angel (Dave Thornburg) Stevens; grandchildren: Dean, Etelka, Daniel, Erik, Sky, Liz, Joseph, Matthew, Anthony, and Natasha; great-grandchildren: Madeline, Daniel, Lilly, Xavier, and two more on the way, Willow and Aubrey; siblings: George Sanders, Fay Paigac and Raymond Sanders; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Shirley (McCombs) and George Sanders; husband, Laurel “Jimmy” Root; and sister Cindy Champion.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of Kalkaska Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Friends may visit from 2 -3 p.m. prior to the service. Andy Bratton will officiate.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Bellaire, MI 49615
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