Rosemary A. Patton, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at her home. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Bass-Patton-Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Bass-Patton-Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Reverend Stephen Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, IL.
Mrs. Patton was born March 15, 1929, in Staunton, IL, to the late William George and Ida (Bahn) Baumann. She married Peter J. Patton in St. Joseph, MO on October 8, 1950 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2009. She graduated from Staunton High School in 1946. Rosemary was a resident of Springfield since 2006. She was a former owner of what is now Bass-Patton-Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, I IL and she was a former member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Rosemary loved playing the piano and organ and often times played for the residents at the nursing homes in Hillsboro. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In her later years she enjoyed casino trips and especially enjoyed the time with her beloved dog Jack.
Mrs. Patton is survived by three daughters, Penny (Mike) Noel of Chesterfield, MO, Connie Patton Stelbrink of Springfield and Michelle “Mickey” (Brian) Lauer of Springfield; one son, John M. Patton of Springfield; three grandchildren, Alex Noel, Angela (Ben) Christenson and Allie (Jon) Brent; four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Noelle, Leighton, and Beau; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with her husband and parents, Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by one son, George S. Patton; and one brother, Bud Baumann.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pete and Rosemary LLCC Scholarship Fund or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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