Patricia Carol Steinbarger-Lang, 77, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in a local healthcare facility.
Patricia was born in Logan, West Virginia, and she was the daughter of the late Flora Belle Mitchell Conley and Garland Conley. Her brother, Garland Dan Conley, also preceded her in death.
Patricia was a graduate of Logan High School in West Virginia and was retired from civil service with the Department of Defense with 33 years of service. She was an expert in quality assurance. She wrote the manual and taught Quality Assurance for the Air Force Hospitals. She received numerous awards for her work from the Surgeon General of the United States of America. She also served with J.C.A.H.O., the Joint Commission that graded the health care the Air Force Hospitals were given in order to keep their accreditation.
Patricia was known for her hospitality and her creative cooking. In her younger years, she won a beauty pageant in Washington, D.C., and was awarded the title of Miss Fruit and Vegetable. More importantly, she was a devout Christian. She was a pastor's wife and taught Sunday school. She developed prayer groups to meet specific needs and minister to people.
Survivors include her husband, Craig Lang of Cleveland; daughter, Rebecca Wood (Lance) of Las Vegas, Nevada; stepson, Darren Lang (Crystal) of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada; grandchildren, Lance L. Wood (Michelle), Summer Wenzl (Daniel), Ryan Lang and Alyssa Lang; great-grandchildren, Brady Penner-Wood, Rebecca Wenzl and Riley Wenzl; sister, Jeannie Hart-Clark (Mark) of Cleveland; brothers, Phillip R. Conley (Janet) of Cleveland, and Larry J. Conley of Floyd Knobbs, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Her Life was conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at the Wounded Healers Ministries Church, 4995 N. Lee Highway with Pastors Jeannie Hart-Clark and Joe Hanshaw officiating.
Interment followed in the Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Larry Conley officiating. Phil Conley, Larry Conley, Tommy Hart, Mike White, Mark Clark, Lance Wood and Tom Quadros served as casket bearers.
No one loved life more than Patsy. We know she wouldn't want us to wallow alone in our misery, so the family is hosting a joyous going-home party to rejoice in her life. We hope you will come and pay your final respects to Patsy with the family. The party will be hosted by the Wounded Healers Ministries Church in the church cafeteria, 4995 N. Lee Highway in Cleveland, after the Interment service.
The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wounded Healers Ministries Church.
The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
You may share your condolences and memories with Patricia's family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com
For family and friends who cannot attend the service, you may watch it by Live Stream by going to the Wounded Healers Ministries Church Facebook page and joining the group in order to have access to the service.
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