After a full and joyous life, Mary LaVonne (Clarke) Patterson peacefully went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on August 21, 2021. Mary, born in Iowa, was a gentle Christian spirit who used her talents to help others. Mary met the love of her life, Dean Patterson, at college. Their love endured WWII and marriage blessed them with three children. Mary rejoins her husband Dean of 51 years; parents, Audrey and Robert; and brother, Dean. Her loving family includes sisters, Helen, and Joyce; children, Susan (Craig), Andrew (Candi), and Leah (Dick); grandchildren, Joel (Amanda), Calie (Wade), and Alec; and great grandsons, Noah, Jonathan, and Jonah.
Mary, a caregiver, helped raise her younger sisters, and cared for her elderly parents and in-laws. She founded the first Ogden, Iowa, blood drive, provided chapel and music at local nursing homes, and extended friendship and support to others. As a child, Mary made dresses for her kittens and she continued sewing into her early nineties. Sewing brought great joy to Mary and all she lovingly sewed gifts for. Mary was an accomplished homemaker, organist, gardener, ballroom dancer, and enjoyed bird watching.
A member of Shades Mountain Independent Church, Mary’s faith was an inspiration. Mary was dearly loved and she enriched the lives of her family and all who knew her. Mary’s family is thankful for the loving care provided by the staff at Morningside of Vestavia Hills, Amada Senior Care, and Fair Haven.
A visitation will be held Wednesday August 25, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, with funeral service at 3:00pm in the chapel at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, Hoover, AL. A graveside service will be Saturday August 28, 2021 at 1:00pm by Schroeder-Stark-Welin Funeral Home at the Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, IA. http://www.schroederfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to TEAM for David and Joy Weaver (missionaries to the Philippines), PO Box 1683 Carol Stream, IL 60132-1683; Account #009312 See Weaverthreads.WordPress.com for more information on the Weaver's ministry, or to give online.
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Topic: Memorial Service for Mary Patterson – Zoom Call
Time: Aug 25, 2021 02:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 851 1153 2938
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