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Mary E. Patterson, 88, affectionately
known as "Mary Pat," died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 7:50 a.m. at
The Christian Village in Lincoln.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the
Rev. Mark Kaley and Ryan Edgecombe officiating.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
was a retired bookkeeper.
She was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Hammond to David
and Emma Strohl Yakey. She married David Sanford
“Sammy” Patterson on Dec. 24, 1941, in Lincoln. He
preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Lee Patterson
of Sherman and Alan Lee (and Linda) Patterson of
Tinley Park; three grandsons, Adam and David of
Tinley Park and Jordan of Sherman; two
granddaughters, Angela of Tinley Park and Chelsey of
Sherman; and one brother, David Yakey of Kirkland.
She was also preceded in death by eight brothers
and three sisters.
She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Lincoln, United Methodist Women and the
Rachel Circle. She was a life member of American
Legion Auxiliary 263, past department president
(1978-1979) of American Legion Auxiliary, Department
of Illinois, and a member of McLean County Salon 253
40/8. She was also a member of Republican Women and
Lincoln Woman's Club.
Memorials may be made to the education fund of
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois;
the building fund at the American Legion; or First
United Methodist Church.
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