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Patricia Real

Patricia Real

Patricia "Pat" J. Real, age 84, of Quincy, died peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. Pat is survived by daughter, Barbara Damm (Don), son, Michael (Karen), daughter, Cindy LaTour (Bill), son, John (Stephanie); 13 grandchildren: Rhea Duschinsky, Tony Duschinsky (Ashley), Amber Apps (Chris), Tyler Duschinsky (Heather), Anna Real-Williams (Flanoy), Sarah Real (Johann Shannon), Austin Real (Jordan), Danny Real (Tina), LaTasha Harbin, Lee Harbin, Luke Harbin (Cassie), Zakary Real, and Logan Real; and 26 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her "bestest" sister, Sharon Kuhlman (Jim) and beloved sister-in-law, Glenda Yates. The family would also like to acknowledge her long-standing, loyal friend, Tere Uppinghouse. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Lisa Real, brother Jack Yates, sisters-in-law Sandy Real, Laura Real, and brothers-in-law Bob Reis, Chuck Real, and Leroy Real.

Pat was born on August 18, 1935 in Monroe City, MO the daughter of Aubrey and Glenola (Tallent) Yates. Pat graduated from Quincy College in 1977 with her degree in Education and received her Master's degree in Reading from Western Illinois University in 1983. She married James "Jim" Real on October 9, 1954. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2018. Pat taught school many years at St. Mary's in Quincy and for the Quincy Public Schools. She retired from teaching in 1994.

Pat's passion was teaching reading. She was a student advocate who treated every student with patience and love. Because of this and her ability to connect with students, she was a very well-loved teacher and colleague.

"Sister" Patricia, as she was commonly known to family members, because of her willingness to always do what was right, never cursed, smoked, and drank very little. Pat was sweet and patient, but don't misunderstand, she could still put her foot down. There was a level of respect she commanded while maintaining that sweetness. The bond she had with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was something that all felt blessed to have had as part of their lives. Pat and Jim were both huge supporters of all their loved ones, whether it be a soccer, football, basketball, baseball game, dance or pom pon competition, musical or scouting event, they were ALWAYS there.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Andrew Dunn and his staff for their love and compassion; the nursing staff at Blessing Hospital 3-north for their tremendous care and compassion, in particular, Chelsea Nguyen, whom she formed a special bond with; and the staff at Hannibal Regional Home Health Care for their care, friendship, and love. Pat was always in great, caring hands.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the funeral services for Pat are private. Please lift the family up in prayer as they are currently not able to mourn together. A public celebration of Pat's life will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested be made to Quincy Notre Dame H.S. and St. Peter Catholic Church.

The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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From:
Linda Hall
Quincy, IL
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Sharon, we were saddened to hear of your sister’s death. You & the entire family are in our thoughts & prayers. πŸ™ πŸ’•
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Glenda Knight
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Mr. &Mrs. Tim Niehoff
Mims, FL
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Cindy and family,
You are all in our prayers. Offering daily mass for your sweet momma. Oh what a hard time this is for you but how glorious for her to spend Easter with the risen Lord. God bless you all. My sincerest condolences.
Peg and Tim
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June M Lahrman
Quincy, IL
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Pat was a good friend while I taught with her at St. Mary's School and we shared many good times together. My thoughts and prayers are with John, Cindy, Barb and Mike and their families.
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Katie
Quincy, IL
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I'm sadden and heartbroken to her that Pat passed away! I work at Blessing Hospital and I was her CNA a few times during my shift. She was such a sweet Lady. Her daughter was Always so kind to me! Rest in Peace Patricia

-Katie
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Jody Yates & Family
Portland, OR
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We will miss you Aunt Pat! Memories of you are full of laughter and good times! Love, Jody, Michelle, and Jonas
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Kathy Moore
Quincy, IL
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RIP Pat. What a beautiful lady inside and out. You will be missed. Prayers for all of the family.
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Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Real family please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. Lisa has her mom with her now. Jeff & JoJo
From:
Steve and Judy Middendorf
Quincy, IL
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To Pat’s family
We are so sorry to hear of Pats passing. She was such a special person. Saying prayers for the entire family during this sad time.
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Linda WillingThere is not enough space
Quincy, IL
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There is not enough space to name Pat's wonderful qualities. I love you and will miss you. It would be nice to discuss our Haggerty/Real memories. β€πŸ™to the family
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Fran and Don Adolfs
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We were classmates of hers at QND. Sometimes she came to our lunch with the QND GIRLS and enjoyed talking with her very much. She will be missed by all of us at the next class reunion.
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Erin Little
Barry IL, IL
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I am so honored and privileged to have known this wonderful lady for a short time. She will always have a special place in my heart. As blessed as her family was to have her, Pat was also blessed to have such a loving and supportive family to take care of her. God made a special place in heaven for her. Cindy and all of Pat's family are in my prayers.
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Judy and Joe Sohn
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences to all of Pat's family. Pat was a sincere, caring, and devoted teacher. I am truly fortunate to have known and taught with her. She will be greatly missed.
From:
Judy (Morrison) Graham
Port Charlotte, FL
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I am so sorry for your loss. I remember having your mom as my teacher at St. Mary's School. She was a wonderful person. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
From:
Laurie Hibbert
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. I had Mrs. Real for a teacher at Jefferson School in the 70's.
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Debbie King Hickey
Quincy, IL
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I have many fond memories of Pat. She was my 3rd grade teacher. Mike was a classmate for many years at St. Mary’s. So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful, kind lady.πŸ™
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Debbie King Hickey
Quincy, IL
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I have many fond memories of Pat. She was my 3 rd grade teacher . Mike was a friend and longtime classmate at St. Mary’s. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sorrowful time❀️
From:
Beverly Goodin
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Real Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
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Julie Holtman Hadler
LaSalle, IL
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Cindy and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My best childhood memories include your mom and dad. Such beautiful, kind, loving people. RIP Mrs. Real.
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Steph
N Ft Myers, FL
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She was a mom to me. Not a mother-in-law. I will never forget how she supported me when I lost my own mother. You will live because we will remember. Peace be with you eternally, Pat.
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Kathy Klene O’Brien
Warrenton, MO
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Cindy and all your brothers and sisters, memories of your mom and dad go back to when I was a little girl. She was my teacher and all my brothers teachers at Saint Marys. Spent lots of time at their house at play dates, birthday parties, and sleepovers. She was always the kindest sweetest “mom” to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you especially during this time when we can’t be together to tell her goodbye. But we just have to know she’s happy and enjoying heaven with Lisa and your dad.
From:
Jerolene Benton
Quincy, IL
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Prayers and thoughts go out to you. Mrs. Real was my 4th grade teacher at Jefferson School in the 70's and she was a very sweet lady and a wonderful teacher.
From:
Billie Matlick
Quincy, IL
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Mrs. Real was one of my favorite teachers, I contribute my love of reading to her. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. You're all in my prayers.
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Kathy (Tweedell) Herman
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear this. Mrs. Real was my third grade teacher and one of the few I really remember. She made learning easy. Thinking of her family at this time.
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Don Altgilbers
Quincy, IL
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To all the Reals family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a very special and loving person. I always enjoyed talking to her and your dad as well when they were out and about. God Bless.