MONTICELLO — Pattie Phenton Moffatt, 89, departed this life Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock of complications from pneumonia. The youngest child of Myrtle Wells Moffatt and Walter A. Moffatt, Sr., she was born in Monticello, June 20, 1922 at the family home where she lived her entire life.

MONTICELLO — Pattie Phenton Moffatt, 89, departed this life Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock of complications from pneumonia. The youngest child of Myrtle Wells Moffatt and Walter A. Moffatt, Sr., she was born in Monticello, June 20, 1922 at the family home where she lived her entire life.

Pattie was educated in Monticello and graduated from Arkansas A & M (now UAM) in 1938. After working in the post office and as city secretary, she was made City Clerk, the first woman in Monticello to hold a city administrative office. Around 1960 Pattie became periodicals librarian at Arkansas A & M continuing there until her retirement in 1983. She and her sister enjoyed traveling the world in their retirement and playing bridge as often as possible.

Having no children of her own, Pattie kept up with her nieces and the families of her many cousins and friends. She never met a stranger and was a gracious hostess. She and her sister opened their home for many family gatherings, to visiting relatives and to UAM alumni during homecoming. She was extremely generous and rarely asked for anything for herself.

Pattie’s community involvement included, Junior Auxiliary, The University Dames and SEARK Concert Association. She was a life member of the Drew County Historical Society, Friends of the Library and Wood Avenue (ARP) Presbyterian Church where she lent her vocal talent for most of her life.

Preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Walter, Wells, and Minnie, she is survived by her sister-in-law Ruth Moffatt and niece Marsha Moffatt Daniels (Bill), both of Monticello and two great-nieces, Natalie Daniels Atkins (Justin) of Little Rock and Meredith Daniels of Nashville, Tenn.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28 at Wood Avenue Church (Corner of Church St. & Wood Ave.) Burial will be private. The family will gather at 469 S. Main St. in Monticello on Friday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Drew County Historical Society, 404 S. Main, Monticello, Ark. 71655 or to Wood Avenue Presbyterian Church, c/o James Cathey, 502 N. Main, Monticello. Arrangements are by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. You may visit www.stephensondearman.com to sign the online guest register.