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“I miss my Auntie already ~ she was so very much loved! ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Karla Irwin-Sullivan - Alabaster, AL

“Will not forget my Auntie. When I was growing up I spent many summers with her. She called me, for many years, every single day. Love her much and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jennetta Irwin-Pack - Rock Falls, IL

“I'm sorry for your loss. Martha was such a sweet lady and wonderful neighbor. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Vonda Miller - Sterling, IL

“Ron McKenna of Medford, Oregon (formerly from Gault, Illinois) sends his condolences on the passing of Mrs. Patten. He will keep you in his prayers. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Ronald McKenna - Medford, OR

“Sister was loved very much and shared good times ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Beverley Ivan Rose - largo, FL

“there is now another peace of my heart in heaven. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: LORIE GALLEGOS - Grandchild

“Will miss you Aunt Lorraine ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lori Patten - Morrison, IL

STERLING, ILLINOIS – Martha L. Patten, 92, of Sterling, IL, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at her home in Sterling.

Martha was born on July 16, 1925, in Sterling, IL; the daughter of Homer and Susan Harrison. She was employed by Emils Toy Store, Sterling, IL, for approximately 16 years. She married Gerald E. Patten on August 11, 1961, in Rock Falls, IL. She loved children.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald Patten of Sterling, IL; 1 daughter, Beverly (Gene Mock) Lewis of Sterling, IL; 3 sons, Jerry (Deb Johnson) Harris of Sterling, IL, John (Pam) Harris of Jay FL, Albert (Lora) Harris of LaMoille, IL; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Beverly (Ivan) Rose of Largo, FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 2 grandchildren; a great grandchild; a sister, Bethel Shanafelt; and a brother, Harold Harrison.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.