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Patricia Paterson

December 10, 1933 — August 23, 2020

Patricia Paterson

Roanoke- Patricia A. Paterson, 86, of Roanoke, passed away on August 23, 2020 at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Center in Peoria.

She was born on December 10, 1933 in Springfield, IL to John and Mary Catherine Gooch Smith. She married Billie D. Deavult and Robert Haw who both precede her in death. She then married David K. Paterson on November 13, 2002. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Ruth (Larry) Sapp of Centerville, OH; Pamela Loveridge of Peoria; one step-son, Ken Paterson of Belleview, WA; three grandchildren, Courtney (Mike) Olson; Jennifer White; and Jason White; two step grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Smith; Raymond W. Smith; and one sister, Catherine Cunningham.

Patricia was a homemaker most of her life, but also worked in the dry-cleaning business and had been a bus driver's aid for Peoria School District unit #150.

She loved ballroom dancing, crocheting, traveling, and just sitting outside enjoying the outdoors. She was a member of the Roanoke United Methodist Church.

Private family services will be held at a late date and burial will be in the Roanoke Township Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is assisting the family with arrangement.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at

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