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1941 Pat 2023

Patricia Ann Janes Clendenin

January 11, 1941 — August 15, 2023


Patricia Ann Janes Clendenin, 82, of Camillus, passed away at home on August 15. Born in Rockford, IL, to Lillian Florine Herndon Janes and H. Arthur Janes, her family moved to Indianapolis, IN, in 1948. A graduate of North Central High School, Pat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Indiana University Bloomington. At IU, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. After graduation, Pat worked as a stewardess for Delta Airlines while continuing her education at Princeton University and completing two years of graduate work in studio art at the University of Cincinnati. She spent the rest of her career doing what she loved most, art. Pat not only created art but shared her amazing skills through art education. She was abundantly loved and admired by all those that knew her, and a radiant light that will always burn brightly in our memories.

Pat was predeceased by her parents.

Surviving are her loving husband, Robert Charles

Clendenin of Camillus; adoring son, Alec Edward (Alison Dwyer) Hoke of Cazenovia; siblings, Dawn Ellen (John) Janes Mercer of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas Arthur Janes of Corona, CA, Catherine Elizabeth Janes High of Milwaukee, WI, and Richard Edward (Joellen) Janes of Waukesha, WI; and grandchildren, Cameron Barlow Hoke of Syracuse and Olivia Elise Hoke of Fayetteville, NY.

Services will be private. 

Pat and Robert’s conviction was “The strongest proxy for incarceration in a child's lifetime is difficulty reading in the 3rd grade.”

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pi Beta Phi Foundation by calling (636) 256-0860 or by visiting and donating to the Friendship Fund/Memorial Gifts.

To support the Pi Beta Phi Foundation Literacy Fund with an online gift, please: 

  • Visit
  • For Select a fund: click to select "Literacy" from the dropdown menu.
  • Then click to select The Literacy Fund
  • Continue with the giving form, also indicating your gift in memory of Patricia Janes Clendenin where prompted.


To support the Pi Beta Phi Foundation Literacy Fund with a mailed check, please: 

  • Make your check payable to Pi Beta Phi Foundation
  • Include a note stating “This gift is in memory of Patricia Janes Clendenin and designated to The Literacy Fund.” 
  • Mail to Pi Beta Phi Foundation, PO Box 801867, Kansas City, MO 64180-1867

All gifts to Pi Beta Phi Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Gift acknowledgement will be provided electronically or by mail, depending on the method of payment.  EIN:  43-1542735

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