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Patricia L. Darnell

Patricia L. Darnell

Patricia L. Darnell age 83, of Quincy died on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 6:35 p.m. in Bickford Cottage. She was born March 17, 1937 in Chicago, IL, a daughter of Joseph and Marie (de St Aubin) Malone. She married Thomas B. Darnell in Chicago, on September 7, 1957, he preceded her in death on September 27, 2010.

Patricia retired from John Wood Community College where she had worked as a receptionist. She later worked with her husband Tom in the office of their business, Darnell Home Improvement Co. The couple met while they were both attending Quincy College, and continued to support the University throughout their lives at many sporting events.

Pat was dedicated to helping at the Church of St. Peter, where she was a longtime member. She participated in the Adoration Chapel and served as a Eucharistic minister. Pat volunteered for many years at Blessing Hospital and served as a Eucharistic Minister for hospital patients. She loved her dear friends who she attended exercise classes with, and later playing games with them on a regular basis. She and Tom were members of the Elks Club, where Pat enjoyed dancing and socializing.

Survivors include her children:
Tom (Teresa) Darnell; Kathleen (Don) Koetters; Sharon Dittmer; Jim Darnell and John (Brandi) Darnell all of Quincy.

Grandchildren: Amanda (Matt) Wand; Jacob (Megan) Darnell and Jason (Amanda) Darnell; Nick (Amber) Koetters; Kevin McCormick, Andy, Michael and Matt Dittmer.

Step-Grandchildren: Becky (Nate Frericks) Koetters; Lindsey (Dan) Dover; Austin (Brittany) Goughner and Briana Glas.

Great-Grandchildren, Raelyn Darnell, Abram and Luke Wand. Step-Great-Grandchildren; Layne, Adelin, Gracie, Beckham, Daniel, Delani, Liam and Jaxon.

Cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Mary Ann and Janet.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter, Rev. Aaron Kuhn will officiate. Friends and family are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A private visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association of Adams County or Masses may be given to St. Peter Church in her memory.

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From:
Jerri Benton
QUINCY, IL
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Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all. She was an amazing lady.
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Jackie Pandya
Grayslake, IL
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My condolences to Pat’s family. Pat was a joy to know and I am saddened at her passing, my blessings to her precious family
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Connie Boone
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Kathy, Don and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing her at mass with you at St. Anthony’s, she always had a smile on her face. Prayers to you all.
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Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers for you all at this sad time. RIP
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Nancy Moore
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss. My mother Elsie sends her sincere sympathy as well for the loss of a great friend.
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Marydine Fnkenhoff
Quincy, IL
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My sympathy to all the Darnell family. May she now be at peace! Will miss her when we are able to bring Communion to Bickford again.
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Greg & Dianne Dittmer
Payson, IL
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So sorry for your loss Kathy and Don and rest of family. Loved working with your mom and then being with her at Bickford with my mom . She was a sweet lady with a beautiful smile.
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Sara Nieders
Liberty, IL
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What a pleasure it was to know Pat. She will be missed by all of us at Bickford Cottage. Thanks for sharing her with us!
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Tammy Corey
QUINCY, IL
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What a wonderful lady. Our prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time.
Tammy & Curt Corey
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Bob & Maureen Bell
Niles, IL
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My prayers are with Pat and all of her family at this sad time. I am Pat's cousin (her father Joe Malone was my Uncle-my mom Isabell Bell was his sister.) I was very happy to visit with Pat and all the family a few years ago when Jack Dorgan and I were able to make a trip to Quincy.
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Robin Martin Neisen
Ursa, IL
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My thoughts and prayers are with the Darnell family. Pat was a wonderful lady and I am so glad that I had the pleasure of working with her at JWCC.
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Shawnna Quinn
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss Kathy, sending prayers to you and your family.
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Judy Decker
Quincy, IL
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I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Kathy. Your mom was such a nice, fun, and wonderful person. The loss of your mother is always staggering. I'm sending prayers and blessings to you and family. God Bless You.
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Steve and Denise Flesner
Quincy, IL
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We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom Kathy, She was a super sweet lady and was so nice to speak with as her wonderful daughter. Our thoughts are with Don and you and your family. Steve and Denise Flesner
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Jill Arnold Blickhan
Golden, IL
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I was so sorry to learn that your mother passed away, Kathy. Prayers for you and your family.
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Sue Winking
Louisville, KY
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Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your mom while I was at Bickford.
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Joe and Chris Reichert
QUINCY, IL
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Darnell Family...Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you.