The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


November 11, 2012

Barbara W. Patterson

JOPLIN, Mo. — Barbara W. Patterson, wife of Dr. Donald R. Patterson, passed away at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her home, Holly Hill, with her loving family nearby.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Union, Mo., the daughter, of Walter F. and Geneva (Tye) Williams.

She was a graduated of Springfield High School, Herman Hospital School of Nursing in Houston, Texas and MSSU.

Barbara is survived by her husband, of 65 years, Dr. Donald R. Patterson; seven children, Keith Patterson, Dr. Mark Patterson, John Patterson, Anne Bickett, Matthew Patterson, Andrew Patterson and Dr. Michael Patterson and families. Dr. and Mrs. Patterson have been blessed with 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Dr. David W. Patterson; a daughter, Genevieve Marie Patterson; and her only sibling, R. Keith Williams.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at 10 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, Father Justin Monahan will officiate. Following the services, a private family interment will be held. The casket will be closed at all times.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Marys Catholic Church or the charity of the donors choice.

Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

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