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Velma Patterson


March 12, 1924
May 29, 2018

Graveside Service A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park

Velma Orleta Patterson, 94, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Green Tree Memory Care in Mt. Vernon. She was born on March 12, 1924 the daughter of Fred and Eula (Baldridge) Schultz in Ashley. She married Herbert Patterson on January 25, 1980 in Centralia.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Patterson of Mt. Vernon, IL; step daughters, Beth Ann Quick and husband Steven, of Mt. Vernon, IL, Tina Vonderheide and husband Paul of Arnold, MO; grandchildren, Jenna Reynolds and husband Thomas of Columbia, MO, Jaclyn Quick of Sacramento, CA, Ryan Quick and wife Chantelle of Stillwater, OK, and Abby Vonderheide of Arnold, MO; great-granddaughter, Elliette Reynolds of Columbia, MO; siblings, Fred Schultz Jr. of Tamaroa, IL, Ima Jean Walker of Union, MO, Leora Price of Benton, and Janice Miller of Wood River; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Patterson was preceded in death by both her parents, Fred and Eula Schultz; her step daughter, Debra Lynn Patterson, Sister Helen Hyde, and brothers Charles and Ervin Schultz.

Velma was a member of the Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia. She called the Centralia area home and was employed with the Illinois Central Railroad. She also enjoyed Ballroom Dancing.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park with John Willis officiating. Memorials may be made in Velma’s honor to the Calumet Street Christian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.