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Patsy Green Field Istre

November 24, 1931 – January 05, 2018

Patsy Green Field Istre peacefully graduated to heaven on January 5, 2018 at her home in Hammond, Louisiana. Her life centered on faith in God through Jesus Christ, and love for her family. Born on November 24, 1931 to Hattie and George Green, she was reared primarily in Wichita Falls, Texas where she was a cheerleader for the Wichita Falls High Coyotes.

Patsy met her first husband, Dick Field, while attending Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. They married on September 15, 1951 and moved to Dick’s home state of Louisiana. Living in Amite, Patsy became involved in activities for their children and sang in the choir at Amite-Arcola Presbyterian Church. She also served as secretary for Amite High School and participated in various school related organizations. After the passing of Dick in 1981, Patsy became involved in the lives of her grandchildren as their MeMe and moved to Hammond.

Patsy married Kenneth Istre on November 26, 1991 living in Jennings and Denham Springs before returning to Hammond. Supporting Kenneth’s ministry as a preacher, she also became involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Members of congregations across Louisiana appreciated her gift of hospitality and faithful service including Shiloh Church of Christ and Hayden Grove Church.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents Hattie and George Green and her brothers and sisters Mozelle Gilbert, David Green, Betty Redwine and Don Green.

Preceded in death by her first husband, Dick Field, Patsy is survived by their children Ricky Field and his wife Alison, SuEllan Moore and her husband Carmon and Tanya Mearse and her husband Bill; her grandchildren Chris Bordelon, April Field Kemp, Richie Field, Brad Moore, Mandy Moore, Amy Moore Weiss, Todd Moore and Matt Moore; and her great grandchildren Grace Kemp and Gretchen Field.

Patsy is also survived by her second husband, Kenneth Istre and his children Kenny Istre and his wife Natalie, Kathy Alonso and her husband Roland and Kristy Yeldell and her husband Layne; his grandchildren Justin Istre, Rick Istre, Cole Bridges, Curt Bridges, Amy Yeldell Stone and Clay Yeldell; and his great grandchildren.

Visitation with family is Monday, January 8, from 6 pm to 9 pm in McKneely Funeral Home at 110 E. Factory St in Amite. The memorial service is Tuesday, January 9, at 11 am with family visitation at 9 am at McKneely Funeral Home immediately followed by a brief graveside service at Amite Memorial Gardens. For an online guestbook, visit