ForeverMissed

     Patricia A. Koch, 74, of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

     A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, with Father Stephen Willard as Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church. Cremation rites have been accorded.

     Patricia was born on July 21, 1944, in Peoria, a daughter of James and Mary (Langan) White. They preceded her in death.

     She is survived by her sons, J. Christopher (Paula) O’Neill of Pekin and Douglas (Karen) O’Neill of Peoria; sisters, Jeanne Erickson of Arlington Heights and Susan Mahan of Peoria; grandchildren, Katie O’Neill, Sarah (Caleb) Boyer, Courtney O’Neill and Charlie Johnson; step grandchildren, Stephanie Slack, Jessica Bellm and Beau and Brooke Hammer; great grandchildren, Marquis, McKenna, Logan, Charlee and Cash; and step great grandchildren, Shelby, Caden, Karlie, Olivia, Jaida, Sophia and Major.

     Patricia worked as a LPN for Dr. Bickerman and later at Gastroenterology, LTD. She was a member of St. Vincent’s Women’s Guild and volunteered at the Peoria Park District. Her family described her as being the greatest mom and friend anyone could have. She was the most caring and loving person. She also loved America and was very generous to many veterans’ organizations.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or to The Center for the Prevention of Abuse in Peoria.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

Posted by Andrea Scott on June 26, 2019
Sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I worked with Pat at Gastroenterology. She was always nice to me and taught me many things with great patience. Remember all of your wonderful memories!
Posted by Peggy Mc Ghee on June 26, 2019
Pat and I worked together for about seven years at gastroenterology and she was very helpful and kind to me especially when I started. I think she was a big reason that I stayed at gastroenterology she will be truly missed she was a truly great coworker and I have exchanged birthday cards with her ever since she retired my thoughts go out to the family I’m very sorry for your loss I know she will be missed by all
Posted by Paula ONeill on June 25, 2019
Thank you for all the wonderful memories you made with our family. You were the best Mother in law anyone could ever ask for! You never met a stranger but most of all, your smile & laughter was contagious. I am going to miss you so much. ❤️❤️❤️

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Posted by Andrea Scott on June 26, 2019
Sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I worked with Pat at Gastroenterology. She was always nice to me and taught me many things with great patience. Remember all of your wonderful memories!
Posted by Peggy Mc Ghee on June 26, 2019
Pat and I worked together for about seven years at gastroenterology and she was very helpful and kind to me especially when I started. I think she was a big reason that I stayed at gastroenterology she will be truly missed she was a truly great coworker and I have exchanged birthday cards with her ever since she retired my thoughts go out to the family I’m very sorry for your loss I know she will be missed by all
Posted by Paula ONeill on June 25, 2019
Thank you for all the wonderful memories you made with our family. You were the best Mother in law anyone could ever ask for! You never met a stranger but most of all, your smile & laughter was contagious. I am going to miss you so much. ❤️❤️❤️
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Shared by Michele Behrends on June 24, 2019

My best memories of Pat, were when we talked about, the wonderful gifts, that our children brought to us,  Those gifts, of course, were Katie and Sarah.  How happy could anyone be!  At that time they were living California, which was good, because it was so much fun when they came home.  She and I compared notes on what a difference, it was to having a baby at home & caring for the child.  We wondered many times together how our kids made it to adulthood.

She was with me when, the doctor, she worked for, explained about my husband's aggressive cancer.  She held me up, with her loving and kind words.  She came to the house to say hello, a couple of times.  Jerry, was always happy to see her.  She said that all I had to do was call and she would help in any way she.  I will be forever grateful to have known her genuine sweetness, her caring, and her tenderness.

I will miss you Pat, but just think of all the folks up there that could not wait to see you.  

Mickey



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Shared by Karen O'Neill on June 23, 2019

Thank you Pat for accepting me as your daughter in law and always making me feel welcome.  Thank you for the laughs and the humor and your bright shining spirit.  I am forever grateful to you.