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Patricia Ann "Pat" Willer

Patricia Ann "Pat" Willer

Patricia Ann "Pat" Willer, age 80, of Quincy, died on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in her home. She was born on November 17, 1938 in Leonard, MO, the daughter of Noble "Nip" and Alice Langhammer Stuart and step-daughter of Erma Stuart. She graduated from Leonard High School in 1956 where she enjoyed playing varsity basketball for four years. She married Theodore "Ted" Willer in Hawaii. He survives.

Pat was employed at Gardner Denver from 1956-1958. She retired from the Illinois Department of Public Aid in 2000 after 36½ years of service. Throughout her life, Pat was an avid St. Louis Cardinals, Mizzou women's basketball, and QHS and QND basketball and baseball fan. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and enjoyed visiting Catholic churches whenever she traveled. Pat's faith and loving support from family and friends helped her defy the odds in her lengthy battle against cancer. She and her family are eternally grateful to all of her caregivers throughout her courageous journey.

Pat's dedication to her family was paramount as she was a supportive mom and grandma for all of her kids' and grandkids' sports and activities. She enjoyed traveling to cheer on her grandkids and even earned the title of Pommer Grandmommer. Some of her fondest memories were with her cousins at the Lake of the Ozarks and she enjoyed numerous other adventures with her cousins, including a few trips to watch the NCAA women's Final Four basketball games. She lived life to the fullest and was able to enjoy many vacations and activities since her initial cancer diagnosis over five years ago.

Along with her husband Ted, Pat is survived by five children: Darrell (Kathleen "CJ"); David (Julie); Don (Cindy); Douglas (Denise); and Darla (Dennis) as well as grandchildren: Holly (Shannon); Kevin (Karilyn); Cory (Shay); Brittany; Saylor; Autumn; and Hunter, and great-grandchildren: Aiden, Lily, Adam, Ainsley, and Lincoln She is also survived by step-brothers, Lyle (Anna Louise) VanHouten and Buddy VanHouten and sisters-in-law, Charlotte Siebers and Marilyn Willer. Numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sherry Perrigo and her husband Harold; step-sister, Marie Annette Frost, step-brother, Johnny VanHouten, and several in-laws: Elwood "Woody" and Eleanor Willer, Ralph Willer, Carol and Mary Alice Miles, Dale and Marcia Buckner, Bud and Pat Graves, and Robert "Bob" Siebers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery near Leonard, Missouri at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or the Community Cancer Crush.

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From:
Debbie Beckwith
Bowling Green, MO
Comments:
So sorry for the loss to the family but glad Pat is at rest. I have many happy memories of Pat at family celebrations. RIP Pat!
From:
Karen King
Quincy, IL
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My sincerest sympathy, Julie and David and Family.
From:
Linda
Mendon, IL
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Holly & Shannon, my deepest sympathy. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
From:
JIM MCGINN
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
TED AND FAMILY YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS MAY PAT REST IN PEACE,
From:
Larry & Pat Veile
Nebo, IL
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Sympathies to Ted and family.
From:
george p kelly
morton, IL
Comments:
Ted, this is Pasqualli sending to you, his favorite chef, a heart felt condolence for Pat's passing. It's been a long time since we visited but when in town will seek you out.

G, Pasqualli Kelly
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Jeanette K. Bohne
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Ted and family I'm very sorry to learn of Pat's passing. I didn't know Pat but have known you [ Ted ] forever [all through grade school & high school ] Know you are in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless!
From:
Marvin & Jeanette Winking
Indianapolis, IN
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
From:
John Helm
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Ted: Very sorry for your loss. My best to you in this time of grief.
John Helm