Gertrude (Trudy) Lasseter Patch

Tuesday 13th of March 1928 - Thursday 15th of September 2022

Gertrude (Trudy) Lasseter Patch

Gertrude (Trudy) Lasseter Patch, loving widow of Nathaniel M. Patch, passed away on Sept. 15th, 2022 at the age of 94. Born in Nashville, TN to Rollin A. Lasseter Jr. and Lista Kendrick Lasseter on March 13th, 1928she was the third of five siblings who have all predeceased her. She attended the Peabody Demonstration School, followed by college at George Peabody College in Nashville. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Arts & Sciences degree. 


 

Trudy spent her life in service to music education, her friends,and her family. Her husband and teacher was a professor at the University of Kentucky and her own talents led her to a career as a piano teacher in Lexington, Kentucky, an Accompanist to UK Musicals and faculty recitals. She also loved simply playing for others during Sunday VESPERS at assisted living facilities, andBest Friends Alzheimer’s Activities. Her life of service included delivering “Meals on Wheels” for over 40 years, for which she received the Governor’s Citation from Governor Fletcher. Her faith led her to the Episcopal Women’s activities at Christ Church Cathedral. She belonged to Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity and Federated Music Club


 

Her service to family was her lasting commitment, and those close to her recall fond memories of wonderful cooking, shelling on the beach, and a lifetime of love and care. She is survived by her son Lauren (Helen) Patch of Pinehurst, NC, and her daughter Anne (John) Herrilko of Sun City Center, FL. Her grandchildren include Hank (Brandi) Patch of Huntersville, NC; Stewart (Kristen) Patch of Raleigh, NC and Michael (Maribeth) Herrilko of Cleveland, OH. Her great grandchildren include Carson, Caroline, William and Allie Patch, and Austin Herrilko. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel, of 49 years, her sisters, Nancy Wolgast, Louise LeQuire, Sarah Nichols, and her brother, Rollin Lasseter III.

 


A private, family, graveside service will be held at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Lexington.



 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes to honor Trudy’s memory to consider a donation to the Nathaniel Patch Piano Scholarship/Fellowship Fund (Checks can be made out to the University of Kentucky with reference to Patch Scholarship included, and can be mailed to UK Philanthropy, PO Box 23552, Lexington, KY 40523) or The Nat Patch Piano Competition (Checks can mailed to Treasurer May Man, 348 Melbourne Way, Lexington KY 40502). Milward Funeral Directors is assisting the family.

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Michael Sitton

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I was saddened to learn of Trudy Patch's passing. I remember her warmth, kindness, and gentle hospitality during the years when I was a graduate student of her husband Nat at the University of Kentucky, especially recalling many meals and other events at their home where I and other students would "play for our supper." I am grateful to have been in touch with her over the years since then, especially after Nat Patch's passing. She was a deeply musical pianist and teacher in her own right, and a gracious mentor to many developing musicians. I send my deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren. May she rest in peace.

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Miriam Bauers

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Aunt Trudy was my godmother. She kept in touch in so many beautiful ways, remembering birthdays, and every important occasion. I felt we had a special connection. In visiting her, shortly before she moved from Southport Dr., we discovered we'd both had the same Sunday School teacher, Miss Jo, at Church of the Advent in Nashville. Even though she has passed, I can still feel her presence in my life.

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