Christine M. Patton, nee Keller, 65, of Freeburg, IL, born April 20, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Patton retired as a custodian for Freeburg Grade School District 70, Freeburg, IL. Chris also worked at Malinkrodt in Belleville, IL, and Siemens Manufacturing in New Athens, IL. Chris attended East Side High School and was raised in East St. Louis, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Carl and Catherine, nee Raycraft, Keller; and a brother, James Keller.
Surviving are two wonderful sons, David Albert Patton of Lenzburg,
and Timothy Joseph Patton (fiancée, Jamie) of New Athens, IL;
one very precious granddaughter, Isabella Rose Schubert,
and new grandchildren, Elise, Reese, and Jesse;
two sisters, Joan Madonia and Theresa Keller, both of Freeburg, IL;
two nephews, Michael Sam Madonia and James Timothy Wilderman (Anna Sciuto);
an uncle, Dennis Raycraft;
cousins, Janet Osborne, Jim Reardon, and Ellen Reardon, all of London, England;
a special “sister friend”, Debbie Schwartz of Freeburg, IL;
and a good friend, Tim Wilderman of Freeburg, IL.
The sisters would like to thank the eighth floor staff of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the therapy department, especially Diane, the “easy one.” Also thank you to the E.R. for taking such good care of Chris and a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Tse and Liberty and Shannon.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.