Patricia Courtney

Posted Online: March 06, 2014, 6:11 pm
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Patricia M. Courtney, 70, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a rosary recited by the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Sacred Heart Church or the American Heart Association.
Pat was born July 13, 1943, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Herbert "Bud" and Alice Pillion Atchison. She married Thomas Courtney on Oct. 16, 1965, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline.
Pat worked as an LPN at the former St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, Moline Lutheran Hospital, Illini Hospital, Silvis, and later at Olston Home Care.
Pat was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Altar and Rosary Society. She was active in writing ministry, funeral luncheons, prayer chain, social activities committee, the New Spirit Singers and R.C.I.A. for 25 years at church. She was a member of Theta Choir, Legion of Mary, 500 Alleman Marathon and East Moline American Legion Auxiliary.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking and she especially looked forward to her girls day out group.
Survivors include her husband, Tom; daughter, Julianna (Bob) Castro, Davenport; son, Joseph Courtney, Chatham, Ill.; grandchildren, Elise, Lucas, Nathan, Nik, Nova and Charlee; sister, Dorrie (Mike) Pavich, Springfield, Ill.; and brother, Tom Atchison, LeClaire; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Atchison.
Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com.


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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