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Patricia Ann Smyers Hansmann

Patricia Ann Smyers Hansmann, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 1, 2019, in Meersburg, Germany, after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. Pat was born March 15, 1942. in Columbus, to Harland R. and Viola (Good) Smyers. She was a 1960 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School. She attended Pikeville College in Kentucky. She later joined the Peace Corp and went to New Delhi, India for two years where she met the love of her life, Hans Georg Hansmann.

Pat and Hans were married on December 20, 1968, and made their home in Germany. Sadly, Hans, born August 17, 1940, passed away November 2, 2018. They are survived by their son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Daniela Hansmann; and three grandchildren, Tara, Joshua and Nadia of Surbiton, United Kingdom. Pat is also survived by her mother, Viola Shimp of Hebron; brothers, Richard (Barbara) Smyers of Marysville and William (Mary) Smyers of Pataskala; sister, Shirley (James) Wears of Thornville; step-brother, Robert (Dee) Shimp of Apollo Beach, Florida; cousin, Betty (Tom) Sauls of Reynoldsburg; aunt, Marcella Smyers of Lancaster; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harland; step-father, James Shimp; brother, John Smyers; step-sister, Bonnie Riley; and nephew, Chase Sharrett. A memorial service for Pat and Hans was held April 13, 2019, at the First Community Church, Buckeye Lake, with Rev. Richard Smyers officiating.

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