Ellen Patterson, 90, formerly of Addison, died on Jan. 22, 2020, at The Anchor, River to River, in Marion.
She was born on March 4, 1929, in Perks, the daughter of Audie J. and Ruby Neely Moak.
She was married to John (Pat) Patterson for over 40 years until his death on Nov. 13, 1990.
Mrs. Patterson worked at various jobs but her primary and best job ever was being a mother to her four children. She loved her family, church, reading and going on her walks.
She is survived by her four children, Greg (Linda) Patterson of Bolingbrook, Connie Patterson of Asheville, N.C., Jeff and Judy (Patterson) Chiu of Henderson, Nev., and Mitch (Linda) Patterson of Dongola; grandchildren Kimberley, Troy (late) Courtney, Cherish, Gretchen, John, Ricky (late) and Jennifer; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many, many nieces, nephews and friends.
A church memorial service will be held at a later date at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marion, with Pastor Mark Surburg officiating. Inurnment will be private.
Memorials can be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marion or to the American Alzheimer’s Association.
Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.
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