Patricia Ruth Francis Thrash, 78, died April 6 at her home in Houston, Tex.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Caudill and Lawrence Francis and the widow of John Curtis Thrash Jr.
She was active in the study of genealogy, and was a member of a number of historical organizations including the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also involved in the Kentucky Historical Society and Knott County Historical and Genealogical Society and Library.
Surviving are three children, daughters Denise and Allison, and son, John; a granddaughter, Meghan Patricia Thrash; and a brother, Dr. Charles E. Francis.