Patsy Stoneman passes

Patsy StonemanPatsy Stoneman, one of the last remaining members of the famous Stoneman Family who performed together through much of the 20th century, has died. She was 90 years of age.

When The Stonemans were in their hey day in the 1960s, Patsy was easily recognizable with her autoharp. She sang with a simple, sincere mountain-style voice which endeared her to the many Stoneman fans over the years. Until just a short while ago, Patsy had been continuing to perform with her sisters Donna and Roni as The Stoneman Sisters.

She had been hospitalized and receiving rehab care this past few weeks, but had recently returned to her home where she died peacefully in her sleep around 10:00 a.m. this morning.

Funeral arrangements should be announced tomorrow, though Patsy is sure to be buried in the family plot at Mt. Olivet  Cemetery in Nashville.

R.I.P., Patsy Stoneman.

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