December 12, 1940 - December 18, 2020
Patricia “Patti” Ann Mathis, age 80, of the rural Pittsburg, IL area, formerly of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at 1:08 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, in Parkway Manor of Marion. She was born on Thursday, December 12, 1940, in Rock Falls, IL, the daughter of Antone and Lillian (Rivett) Mickelson. Patti attended school in Rock Falls and was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. She was united in marriage to Joseph Henry Mathis, Sr. on Saturday, June 8, 1957, in Sterling, IL, and together they shared over 59 years of marriage until his death on September 1, 2016. Her working career began at an early age working for Sears-Roebuck Company in Sterling, IL in their Catalogue Department. She later did cleaning of homes in the Sterling area also. The family then moved to California, the Palm Springs area, and she continued to clean homes, one being the famous home in the Hollywood movie, “Diamonds are Forever”. After living in California for about 15 years they moved to Southern Illinois and lived in the area for about 1 year until the family moved to New Haven, Connecticut where she worked for a grocery chain business, for about 10 years until they moved back to Southern Illinois around 1995, and she began working for Kroger’s of Marion, until her retirement. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Marion. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and baking, especially cookies at Christmas time. She also enjoyed bowling and fishing, especially for Crappie. She loved her family and always enjoyed the many times they all would be together. She was always interested in all of the family’s many different activities. She was a devoted care giver to her husband when his health started to decline. The many memories that have been created will now be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph H. Mathis, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of rural Pittsburg, IL; two granddaughters, Crystal Jo Finney and her fiancé, David Reynolds and his daughter, Madison of the Lake of Egypt, IL area and Tasha Pichardo and her husband, Eric of New Haven, CT; two great granddaughters, Lizette Vazquez and Amina Pichardo both New Haven, CT and great grandson, Eric Pichardo Jr. of New Haven, CT; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew “Mick” and Gerri Mickelson of CA, Stanley and Paula Mickelson of Rock Island, IL and Tony and Oma Mickelson of Sterling, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Ray Jamieson of Sterling, IL; sister-in-law, Debbie Mickelson of MN, other extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; two sons, Christopher and Andrew Mathis and brother, Lenard Mickelson. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion. The graveside committal service will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, December 21, 2020, in Mount Pleasant Poordo Cemetery, located northeast of Marion of the Poordo, IL area, with Oral L. Perry presiding. Those wishing to attend the graveside service should gather at the cemetery prior to 12:00 noon. Interment will follow next to her husband. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131. DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, if you are planning on attending the graveside committal service it is required you wear a mask and social distance yourself from others.
Patricia “Patti” Ann Mathis, age 80, of the rural Pittsburg, IL area, formerly of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at 1:08 a.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020, in Parkway Manor of Marion. She was born on Thursday, December 12, 1940,... View Obituary & Service Information
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