Patricia Wollam, the wife of veteran horseman Marty Wollam and an owner of harness horses, died Saturday at Sharon Regional Hospital in Sharon, Pa. Mrs. Wollam, who was 59, had become ill recently and developed pneumonia.
The daughter of Robert and Mayellyn Williams Hoffman, she was born July 3, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School, Mrs. Wollam went on to attend Ashland University for a short time before returning home. On Oct. 21, 1973, she married Martin Wollam, with whom she spent almost 39 wonderful years of marriage.
A farmer all her life, she worked as a horse breeder and caretaker for the couple's business, Wollam Farms. Patricia loved every day she spent there with her family, her horses and tending to the farm. Off the farm she would show her horses in competitions and was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association. She was also a very talented musician and loved to play the flute. She would also from time to time play for her church's band.
Mrs. Wollam was an active member of First Baptist Church in Howland. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, often tending to her garden, making crafts or sewing. Above all she loved her family and the time she spent with them, and was especially proud of her granddaughter, Lila.
In addition to her husband and granddaughter, she is survived by her two children, Lori Manke (Al) and Miles Wollam; two sisters, Betsy Hoffman and Christine Burton; her brother, Robert Hoffman; and her sister-in-law, Renna Wollam.
Friends and family may visit from 6-8 pm Monday (Oct. 15) at Lane Family Funeral Homes Madasz Chapel, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. A funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday (Oct. 16) at the funeral home.