Patricia Derr


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Patricia H. Derr, 86, of Geneseo died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Private inurnment services will be held at North Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, or Genesis Hospice.
Patricia Jean Huss was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Decatur, the daughter of Walter C. and Lona Hermann Huss. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Decatur and attended Millikin University in Decatur. Patricia married D. Duane Derr on Jan. 31, 1948 in Decatur. He died on Dec. 19, 2000.
Her memberships included the Lincoln Elks Club and First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. Patricia enjoyed golfing and was very family oriented, loving to attend her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's activities.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Christopherson, Geneseo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janie Derr, Schertz, Texas; grandchildren, Troy (Wendy) Christopherson, Jerrett (Tara Ann) Bernahl, Nathan Christopherson and Tara Beth (George) Koustas; five great-grandchildren, Madison and Nicholas Koustas, Grady Bernahl, Joei Christopherson and Angelique Smith; and a sister-in-law, Adair Huss, Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Gary Christopherson; and three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jack Huss, Royce and Mickey Huss and Walter H. Huss.
Condolences may be expressed at Patricia's obituary at stackhousemoore.com.














 



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