Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County held its third-annual Hall of Fame Cafe event Thursday evening to honor three individuals who go above and beyond daily for their fellow men and women.
The three inducted into the hall of fame were DeVon “Dee” Davis as the community leader recipient, Brad Patton as the stakeholder recipient and Betty Rowland as the resident recipient. As the families of these three individuals enjoyed a meal, members of the Signature staff read from short bios during the ceremony and showed off a slideshow of photos for each inductee.
The first to be honored was Davis. Davis was raised in the northeast corner of Ohio. At the age of 16, she moved to Circleville with her family and graduated from Circleville High School in 1979. She soon started her career in healthcare as a medical assistant, met her husband and was married by May of 1982.
“DeVon was blessed with three wonderful children,” organizers wrote. “For many years she worked in many different doctors’ offices while raising her children and home schooling them as well.”
In 2000, Davis became a licensed minister and developed ministries within her church. She went on to graduate with her bachelors in ministry and minor in psychology and finished her master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling in 2015. While working on her masters she began her time working for Signature HealthCARE. She loved the residents and staff very much and made a huge impact on everyone she touched. She started truly ministering to the community and helping whereever help was needed. She has volunteered time with Meals on Wheels and also helped local churches when necessary. Davis has been such a great resource for the community.
The second inductee to be honored was Patton. Born and raised in Fayette County, Patton graduated from Miami Trace in 1988. He then began working for Colmar Plastics before he came to work for Signature HealthCARE in April of 2005.
“Brad’s main title at Signature was head of maintenance, but he has become much more,” organizers said in his bio. “On any given day you will find Brad cooking lunch for residents, driving the bus for transports, fixing jewelry and praying with our staff. Brad is always willing to help in any way he can and become a true leader of Signature HealthCARE.”
When Patton is not wearing his many different hats at Signature, he loves to spend time with his family, play golf and watch sports.
The final honoree to be inducted was Rowland, a resident of the Signature HealthCARE. Prior to the beginning of the ceremony, Rowland spoke to the crowd, thanking them for attending, and recommending Signature to anyone who may need a nursing home facility need in their life. She said she was pleased with the staff and facility Signature offered and said she intends to keep it as her home.
“Betty was born October 16th, 1929 in Circleville, Ohio,” organizers wrote. “She was the oldest of ten children and spent most of her childhood caring for her younger siblings. Betty was blessed with three children, Charles, Joyce and Diana.”
Through her life, Rowland volunteered for many different organizations. From helping at her church to working at the senior center helping local seniors, Rowland has always been someone who helps others. When she became a resident at Signature HealthCARE she needed a purpose and she found that by helping other residents. Organizers said Rowland loves visiting with all the residents.
“She brightens everyone’s day with her wonderful smile and caring hands. We are honored to be a part of Betty’s life.”
For more information about Signature HealthCARE, visit their facility at 375 Glenn Ave. in Washington Court House or call (740) 335-9270.
The information in the article was provided by Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County.
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