Patricia (Henthorn) Hetrick, LBI ’58, went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2020 with her loving husband at her side.
She was the loving wife and ministry partner of Loren Hetrick for 63 years after he offered to carry her accordion at church camp. After attending DePauw University for one year as a music major, she transferred to Lincoln Bible Institute where she and Loren graduated. They were married June 30, 1957 at Parkersburg Christian Church. Pat was a musician of extraordinary talent who spent her life pouring into others, especially her daughters, who followed her example in music and ministry. She and Loren created a family music ministry to churches in Indiana and Illinois, recording two albums of Gospel music. When her youngest daughter started Kindergarten, Pat became a Music teacher in Illinois and then taught in North Putnam School district, her alma mater, for 27 years. She loved to cook and bake, paint, write poetry and songs. She also created beautiful piano arrangements of hymns and Gospel songs which reflected her unique style. She loved the Lord, serving Him through her family, church music, and using her natural teaching gifts.