Patricia L. Bayer
August 5, 2018
Patricia Ann (Laughlin) Bayer, 88, of Bloomington, died peacefully at her home in the Meadowood Retirement Community, three days shy of her 89th birthday. Born in Connersville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Robert Leonard and Sarah Kathleen (McKee) Laughlin. She had one sister, Marilyn (Bam) Benning of Corpus Christi, TX. Patricia was married to Robert Conrad Bayer of Fort Wayne, IN, with whom she raised one son, Thomas Conrad Bayer, of Alexandria, VA. A graduate of Mississippi University for Women, having attended Stephens College and Indiana University, Patricia was a dedicated and accomplished office administrator, genealogist, salesperson, tax preparer, organization treasurer, spouse, parent and homemaker. Over the years, Patricia and Robert called several cities and towns in Indiana home, as well as: Agawam, Massachusetts; Columbus, Mississippi; and Asti, Italy. Patricia and her family were long-time members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus. At her death, she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, IN. Patricia is survived by her loving family, including her husband of 61 years, Robert; son, Thomas and wife, Emily (Cole) and their children, Cassidy and Clark, all of Alexandria, VA; stepchildren, Andrea Kay and Robert Conrad II, and their children, Matthew, Timothy, Emily and Andrew—and their spouses and children; and numerous first and second cousins, nieces, and nephews in Indiana, Texas and elsewhere across the United States. A celebration of Patricia’s life will be conducted in Bloomington later in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s in Columbus or to Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington.