Patty Jo Oliphant, 91, of Mt. Ulla, N.C., passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, N.C. She was born on October 10, 1932, to the late Joe Marvin Oliphant and Ola Elizabeth Cowan Oliphant.
She was born and raised in Mt. Ulla and is a graduate of Mt. Ulla High School. She worked as a Radiology Technician and was a lifelong member of Back Creek Presbyterian Church.
Patty Jo was known for her green thumb. She enjoyed gardening and being outside working alongside her brother Ralph.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Thelma Oliphant and Margaret Oliphant Benfield (Kenneth); brother, Ralph Oliphant; and niece, Kelly Oliphant Koppe.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister-in-law, Sandra Clary Oliphant, with whom she made her home the last seven years; nieces, Judy Hutchison (Connor), Carol McRorie (Rick Hamilton), Jill Andrews (Eric), Ellen Hinkle (Tony), and J’Neile Migliore (Tim); numerous great nieces, nephews, their families and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Back Creek Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Thrailkill officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Back Creek Presbyterian Church, 2145 Back Creek Church Road, Mt. Ulla, NC 28125.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is proudly serving the Oliphant family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.