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.