Patricia Ann Hinrichs, age 81, died on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Hendersonville, Tenn. She was born on September 14, 1932, in Madison, the daughter of Clarence and Cecilia (Clemens) Blankenship. She graduated from Madison East High School. Pat also graduated from the UW-Madison with Honors, in Art Education. On August 21, 1954 she was united in marriage to Joseph L. Hinrichs .

Throughout her life, Pat loved to create, from sewing her own clothes, to painting, floral arranging and designing decorations for their home. Along with Joseph’s help, she was able to make an idea come to life.

She is survived by her two children: Joseph M. (Julie) Hinrichs and Kathleen (William) Pond; grandchildren, David (Liz) Pond, Danielle (Cullen) Lantz, Joseph and Jenny Hinrichs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph, her son, Michael and two brothers, Lamar and Phillip Blankenship

Private family services will be held.