The family of Patricia Orr Allemeier is pleased to honor her memory through the creation of an endowed nursing scholarship at the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF), following her death on November 4, 2015 at Hancock Regional Hospital. Patricia Orr graduated from Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Ohio in 1953 and received her nursing diploma from Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing, Dayton Ohio, in 1956. Her nursing career began at Miami Valley Hospital where she quickly came to be recognized for her kindness and compassion.
Her husband Paul and Pat moved to Greenfield in 1964 where she began working for Hancock Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room nurse and later served as Director until 1981. Paul’s career took the family to Terre Haute in 1981 and then to Salem in 1987. During this time, Pat worked in the Emergency Department at the hospitals in the respective communities. In 1990 until 1993 Pat served as the Director of Education at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Nursing education was Pat’s second love. Even though she retired from nursing in 1993, Pat continued her dedication to helping people in need. She and Paul returned to Greenfield in 2006 and were members of Trinity Park United Methodist Church. Pat had a rich history of volunteering at food pantries and hospitals and continued to do so as a volunteer at the Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen.
Pat considered nursing a service, and although she provided care in various locations, she consistently did so with great compassion; therefore the scholarship named in her honor requires two recommendation letters and an essay attesting to the applicant’s ability to demonstrate caring, compassion and empathy. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.