Patricia Ann Thompson Pohl, 93, of Louisville, died peacefully on April 28, 2022 at her home after being cared for by her children and grandchildren.
The “joy of loving” was how Mom lived her life with Dad. For 51 years, Mom and Dad found great happiness raising their nine children together. They delighted in “Family, Faith, Friends and Fun.” She and Dad found fulfillment in parish life, teaching, travel, dinner and bridge with lifelong friends and volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Operation Brightside and various peace, justice and environmental programs.They always said their grandchildren were simply GRAND.
Mom was born on July 3, 1928 to her parents Charles and Mary Laura Grant Thompson. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Paul Pohl, by her parents, her sisters Marie (Toni) Biegert and Charlotte Fallahay, her brothers- in-law Gene Biegert, Joe Fallahay, her nephew Mark Biegert and daughter-in-law Donna Boughey Pohl.
Mom was a graduate of Holy Rosary Academy and received her teaching degrees from Spalding University (Nazareth College), and the University of Louisville. She was a member of Kappa Gamma Phi Sorority. She served the Archdiocese of Louisville as a middle school science teacher, elementary school principal and ended her long career at Mercy Academy.
She was the author of “From the Heart – A High School Curriculum Guide in Stewardship” and provided professional development to Catholic educators throughout the United States. In 1992, Mom was honored with the Father Joseph McGee Award for Catholic School Teacher of the Year.
Mom is survived by her three sons, Doug Pohl (Cheryl Bauman), Steve Pohl and Jim Pohl, her six daughters Lauren Pohl (Delano Miller), Ann Kyser (John), Joan Pohl (Joe Sommers), Karen Tancredi (Sam), Charlotte Heick and Emily Griffin (Lance). She was the doting “Grandma Pat” to sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Survivors also include her brother Edwin “Bud” Thompson, sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Bob Straub and many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
The visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331Taylorsville Road. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, 2141 Lancashire Avenue with burial at Calvary Cemetery.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Hosparus Health.
Mom requested memorial gifts be offered to Hosparus, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Food for the Poor your charity of choice.