Patty Jean Hall Harper Elson, 79, of Troy, Ohio, died April 3, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home in Piqua, Ohio.
Born in Pike County to the late Benjamin Harrison and Sadie Imel Fife Hall, she was the widow of William B. Harper and was later married to Lloyd E. Elson, who also preceded her in death.
She was a sister of the late Hurbert Hall.
She was a member of the Tipp City Church of Christ, and was graduated from Fleming-Neon High School.
She was the winner of the first Mountain Heritage Golden Girl Pageant in Letcher County.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Helma and Lester Martin III of Laura, Oh.; a son, Gary N. Hall of Troy, Oh.; four stepchildren, Dana Elson of Fletcher, Oh., Sheila and Donnie Perkins of Pleasant Hill, Oh., Michelle and Dave England of Troy, Oh., and Edward and Sabrina Elson of Galion, Oh.; a stepson, Jim Harper and wife Terri of Strongsville, Oh.; a stepdaughter, Francis O’Malley of North Ridgeville, Oh.; seven grandchildren, Alpha Dawn Hall, Holly Hall Baker, Abigail Hall Milam, Christopher Martin, Brittany Harper, Courtney Harper, and Brianna Martin; a number of step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Bonnie Collins of Georgetown, Ernestene Bentley, Billie Fryman and husband Garnett, all of Cynthiana, Lillian Fisher and husband Robert of Vandalia, Oh., Vera Anderson of McRoberts, Diane Pilkenton and husband Johnny of Bristol, Va., and Starla Jackson Fleming of Jackhorn; and two brothers, Douglas Hall of Cynthiana, and John L. Hall of Goose Creek.
Funeral services were held April 7 in Troy, Oh.