In Memoriam

The Board and Members of the Indiana Cares Campaign mourns the loss of Board Member and Treasurer Patricia A, “Pat” Rawls. Pat passed on February 2, 2013 following a valiant fight against brain cancer.

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Patricia Ann Rawls, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.

Indiana Cares Campaign Mourns the Passing of Patricia Rawls

The Board and Members of the Indiana Cares Campaign mourns the loss of Board Member and Treasurer Patricia A, “Pat” Rawls.

Pat passed on February 2, 2013 following a valiant fight against brain cancer.

She was a soldier in the fight for women’s rights, a dedicated member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church and an animal lover.

A member of the Democratic Women’s committee, she continued active work in the recent campaign focusing on health care, as she was learning firsthand the limitations of our current system.

Surviving are her life partner, Carolyn Kerr; and sharing much of their time in Indiana, her granddaughter, Jessica Gremillion.  *

Inspired by Pat’s work on behalf of women and the LGBTQ communities, the Indiana Cares Campaign established a scholarship fund in Rawls name in 2012. The Pat Rawls Memorial Scholarship aims to recognize individuals who have shown exemplary service on the part of the LGBTQ community, as well as academic excellence and community service.

“We feel this scholarship reinforces the ideals and actions that Pat embodied throughout her life,” said David Porter, chair of the scholarship committee.

The organization is currently working to establish a viable financial base for the fund, with a fundraising goal of $5000. Individuals wishing to make a charitable contribution to the scholarship fund should contact the Indiana Cares Campaign at indianacarescampaign@yahoo.com.

Scholarship requirements and application procedures are forthcoming.

* Obituary in The Indiana Gazette

To contribute, please send your donations to:

Indiana 1st Bank
475 Ben Franklin Rd S.
c/o Indiana Cares Campaign
Pat Rawls Scholarship Fund
Indiana, Pa  15701

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