Patricia Ann Conaway, 74 of Valparaiso, IN, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. She was born January 1, 1950, in Clinchco, VA to the late Max and Inez (Sutherland) Bell. Patricia graduated from Wirt High School in Miller, IN and attended Indiana University Northwest and Purdue North Central, where she studied Early Childhood Education. She made her career as a Preschool Teacher and Preschool Director at the Hobart YMCA for over 20 years. Patricia was a member of Liberty Bible Church and the Christian Women’s Club. She enjoyed playing piano and teaching her 35 piano students over the years. Patricia was also an avid reader and had a grand collection of books. Throughout life’s struggles, Patricia remained positive and encouraging to those around her. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be dearly missed.
On December 28, 1966, in Chicago, IL, Patricia married the love of her life, Thomas Conaway, who survives, along with their sons: Brian (Amy) Conaway of Fishers, IN and Jason (Mei-lon Chen) Conaway of Chicago, IL; and grandchildren: Kagan, Kendall, and Rylan Conaway. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Conaway; brother, Anthony “Tony” Bell; and sister, Karen Bell.
A celebration of Patricia’s life will be announced at a later date.


We know Patricia is dancing in the presence of Jesus now and forever and ever. Her beautiful spirit lives on and remains a cherished sister in Christ. -Louan Tobey 

Tom and family so sorry to hear of your loss. -Beverly 

I can't stop thinking about Pat's passing! Yes that's what I said "Pat". Pat and I met her freshman year at William A.Wirt high School. She'll always remain Pat to me. So many happy memories of the friendship we shared. Pat was an example of a positive attitude in life. I'm glad that she had her four best girlfriends to enjoy trips together and Liberty Bible Church activities. Her home and family were always dear to her heart. She was very proud of her husband Tommy's skills and love of family, home and friends. She loved him so much. I think even more than her English -Christine Foxx 

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