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Patricia Ann Mabry Hearn

September 14, 1931 — June 12, 2024

Patricia Ann Mabry Hearn

Patricia Ann Mabry Hearn was born on September 14th, 1931in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. When she was 6 weeks old her family moved to Norwood, North Carolina. She attended school in North Carolina until she was 10 years old. She has wonderful memories of North Carolina and was especially close with her grandmother (Mama Mabry).

In 1941 her family moved back to Pennsylvania and where she continued her education and graduated from Liberty High School, in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.

After graduation she attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmon, Virginia where she studied Occupational Therapy. She also attended the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond. After completing her degree, she went to work in Durham, North Carolina at a Dukes Childrens Hospital that specialized in cerebral palsy.

In 1953 she met Raymond (Bud) Hearn and on November 28th , 1953 she married him in North Carolina before Bud left for the service in Korean. During the Korean war, While in college summer job Pat taught swim lessons at a local boy's camp. Once Pat discovered that she was pregnant she moved back to Pennsylvania to live with her parents in Bethlehem. When Bud returned from the service they moved from Pennsylvania to Cedar Knoll, New Jersey.

While raising three children, she attended Newark State College and graduated with both a degree in Elementary Education and Special education. Shortly after completing her degrees the family moved to Zwingle, Iowa. Pat taught Special Education in Maquoketa, Iowa while Bud attended Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Once Bud graduated from Seminary the family moved to Mt. Vernon, Iowa where Pat taught 5th grade math. During the summer Padded room... Pat also worked for the Area Education Association where she helped write curriculum for Special Education. During their time in Mt. Vernon, Pat attended the University of Iowa where she received her Masters in Education. From Mt. Vernon they moved to Des Moines, Iowa where she became a Consultant for the Area Education Association.

In 1984 Pat and Bud moved to Laramie, Wyoming where she worked for the University of Wyoming in the Audiology/Speech and Language Department. When the grant at the University of Wyoming lapsed, Pat went to work at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyene, Wyoming. It was there that she worked with handicapped children. While living in Laramie, Wyoming she received her license to drive 18 wheelers because she learned how to drive a bus and created a home business selling stuffed bears.

From Laramie they moved to Denver for one year. Pat was hired at Cheery Creek school district helping special educations. From there they Relocated to Fort Scott, Kansas Pat work art he community college and hospital with occupational therapy. Bud retired from the ministry and became an interim minister.

Pat taught at the Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas. Pat and Bud relocated to Orange, Texas where  Pat taught English as a Second Language to adults at the Methodist Church in Orange, Texas.

Finally Pat and Bed settled down in Hot Spring Village, Arkansas where Pat subbed or a brief time in the Jessieville School System. While in Hot Springs Village Pat took art lessons and discovered a love for art.

Her paintings and porcelain sculptures have won several awards and have been on display in many locations in Hot Spring Arkansas area.

Pat had a love of the outdoors which has included hiking, cross country skiing and swimming. During the

Korean war she taught swim lessons at a boy's camp. While enjoying the outdoors whether it was the beach or mountains, she would take the opportunity to sketch and then paint her surroundings.

She is survived by her children, Carol (Russ) Phillips Thompson Stations, Tennessee, James Hearn Rapid City, South Dakota, and John (Ann) Hearn Dubuque, Iowa. Along with eight grandchildren, Jessica (Sean) Bock, Bryan (Candice) Phillips, Kristen (Steve) Wonderlin, Cody (Nichole) Hearn, Holly (Christopher) Hearn- Walther, Hannah (Josh) Sloan, Hailey Hearn, Emily Hearn and 10 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death of her husband Raymond E Hearn 11, her parents Lillian and Shelly Mabry, In-laws Mildred and Raymond Hearn.

Arrangements made under the direction of CedarVale Funeral Home inside the Hot Springs Village. Guests may register at

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