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Frances L. Patton

December 27, 1937 July 23, 2013
Frances L. Patton
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PEORIA - Frances L. Patton, 75, of Peoria, passed away at 10:48 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Fran was born on December 27, 1937, in Peoria, to Francis and Mary (Bauwens) Bobeck. She married Gene K. Patton on January 28, 1956, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1981. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Bobeck; and one sister, Pauline Noirot. She is survived by three children, Leslie Johnson, Michael (Denise) Patton, and Kathryn (Ken) Orwig all of Peoria; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marilyn Roedell and Suzanne Draher both of Peoria. Fran had such a strong faith and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She enjoyed time being with her family and grandkids. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may b made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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