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Patricia Ann Kerkering Maguire

Patricia Ann Kerkering Maguire

Patricia Ann Kerkering Maguire age 89, of Quincy died on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Good Samaritan Home. She was born August 5, 1930, Kankakee, IL, a daughter of Frank and Lela Boster Kerkering.

She married Terry Maguire Sept. 30, 1950, in St. John Catholic Church. Terry died February 27, 2013
Patricia was a 1948 graduate of Quincy High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She also attended Quincy College.

A devout Catholic, she was currently a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, and a former member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. She was a member of Ladies of St. Francis.

Professionally, Patricia had worked at South Side Bank, Gem City Savings and Loan, as music teacher at St. Dominic School for 25 years, and bookkeeper at St. Dominic Church. She was the organist at St. Dominic Church and at Illinois Veterans Home Catholic chapel for 50 years. For many years, she was an organist at Duker Haugh Funeral Home.

Patricia was active in QHS Class of 1948 reunions and compiled the reunion booklets. She loved time spent in her flower garden and with her beloved cat Frances.

Survivors include her two daughters: Kathy (Bill) Kayser of Perry, MO and Jane (Hal) Koenig, of Quincy.

Six grandchildren, Adam Zopf of Los Angeles CA, Eric Zopf (Sarah) of Wheeling IL, Nicole Kayser (Eric)Wheatley of Hamilton IL, Sarah Kayser Braden (Ross) of West Point Iowa; Kim Koenig of Baldwin, MO. Kyle Koenig of Quincy;

five great-granddaughters, Adelyn and Hayden Wheatley of Hamilton IL and Mylin and Vayda Braden of West Point, Iowa and Haylee Zopf of Wheeling IL.

A sister-in-law, Kathy Maguire (Wes) Wessel of Sheboygan, WI and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Peggy, her parents and four brothers, George, Frank, Roger and Tom Kerkering and her sister Margaret (John) Lee.

Patricia's family would like to thank the compassionate and caring ladies from Addus Home Health care, the staff at Good Samaritan Home, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Beth and staff. The family is extremely thankful for Mom's wonderful neighbors who kept a watchful eye on her.

Funeral services will be held privately in accordance with the restrictions in place to limit public gatherings due to Covid-19. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City, IA or to St. Francis Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home, 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Kenneth Feld
Winfield, IL
Comments:
course but more a torrent of memories of St John grade school. I was a classmate class of 1944 and have many recollections of that period. Just celebrated my 90th BD today ... bless
From:
Paul K.Geers
Quincy/St. Louis, IL
Comments:
Dear Family,
I have so many pictures of Pat with Father Loyola and myself at St. Lawrence chapel at soldiers home, 20 years we were together there. She dame in 54 and I came there in , 64.
Home many good times and friendships. She was train to play the organ at St. Rose by sister Rita Marie Kelly CPPS. Sister trained many lady organist to play in Quincy.
I loved Pat very much, and we made a great team at the Chapel.
My her soul and also Terrys rest in peace.
To my friend always.
Paul K. Geers
Server from 1964-1987
From:
Donna Richmiller
Illinois, IL
Comments:
I loved working with Pat. She was always so kind and considerate.
From:
Kenneth Feld
Winfield, IL
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with you ... I remember Pat from St John Class of 1944
From:
Debbie Mellon
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jane. I was sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a great lady. I enjoyed the times I had with her.
From:
Steve Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Jane, Hal, Kim and Kyle,
Please accept my condolences on Pat's passing. She was a sweet lady and gave me a ride home from serving at the old Soldiers and Sailors Home in St. Lawrence Chapel. I loved to hear her play the organ and sing. I am sure she will be missed by many people. You can rest knowing that she and Terry are back together. May God Bless and comfort you.
From:
Pam Bailey
Liberty, MO
Comments:
Jane- I am so sorry to read about your Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From:
Terry Spencer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss, Pat was my piano teacher and was wonderful
at it and with kids. Jane, you did an amazing job of taking care of your mom. Those memories you will have forever...
From:
Joann Ellerman
Mendon, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Pat was such a wonderful lady.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jane, Hal and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Janet Hunter
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jane and family,

Sorry for your loss. Pat was a sweetheart and a thoughtful woman. I am glad I met her and got a chance to take care of her in her home. May she rest in peace.

Janet Hunter
From:
Amy Gooding
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss!
I’m so thankful for the time I got to spend with Mrs.Pat and Francis! 💜
From:
Donna Zanger Lane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So, so sorry for your loss. I knew Pat from St Dominic's and through her children. I went to grade school with them at St Dominic's. I watched her play music many times. She was a wonderful, kind person. Sincere sympathy and Prayers to the family.
From:
Lauri Eisenberg
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Loved teaching with Pat at St. Dominic. So fun... so full of life. With deepest sympathy.
From:
Yvonne campbell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss .. Your mom was so amazing women she was an amazing music teacher and she was my guitar teacher lots of good memories.. You all are in my thoughts and and prayers in this difficult time..
From:
Joanne Obert
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss . She was such a wonderful music teacher who made me love music . You all are in my prayers and thoughts . God bless you all
From:
Kay Gallaher
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy sorry to hear about your Mother Kay
From:
Mary (Goodapple) Schuttler
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I was so sorry to learn of the death of Pat. I was a student of hers (piano & organ) for several years. She made learning a joy, and I always looked forward to my lessons with her. She was such a kind, cheerful person. It was always a pleasure visit with her. She will be missed.
From:
Sue Hill
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful lady. I took piano lessons from her for many years. She always was so kind and had a smile on her face. I enjoyed seeing her flower gardens when I came to your house.