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Patricia A. Conklen, 87 of Rock Falls died Friday April 8, 2022 at CGH Medical Center.

She was born on September 16, 1934 in Sterling, the daughter of James I. and Isabelle F. (Martin) Wolf. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and was a graduate of Community Catholic High School. Patricia married Donald E. Conklen Sr., on October 11, 1952, in Rock Falls. He died May 5, 1993. She had worked for many years at Newman High School in the kitchen and cafeteria; a position she loved in working with the students. She was an excellent cook and baker, and always focused on her family.

Patricia was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society and the Sterling Family Moose.

Survivors include her sons: James (Connie) Conklen, John (Paula) Conklen, Jerald Conklen, Jeffrey (Diane) Conklen, David (Shellie) Conklen and Donald (Laura) Conklen; her daughters Connie (Mack) Hodges and Carleen Conklen; 22 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald E. Conklen Sr; her son Joseph Conklen; her brothers: Donald and Kenneth Wolf; and her sister Evelyn Degner.

The Rosary will be recited at 3:45 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2022 followed by the visitation from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Visitation will also be at 9:00 AM Wednesday, at the church prior to the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, with the Reverend Richard M. Russo, Celebrant. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Andrew's Catholic Church.