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Ella Marie Patterson

Ella Marie Patterson passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2020 at the age of 95.  She will be greatly missed by her family and remembered for her keen sense of humor and outspoken opinions about politics and current events.  She loved dancing, especially the Polka, and she enjoyed billiards, crossword puzzles, reading, and was a competitive Scrabble player.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Hattie (Jurries) Victor, first husband Clarence Zone, second husband Noal (Pat) Patterson, four siblings Julia, Alice, Merrill and Melvin, and a grandson Charlie Gillette.

She is survived by one sister, Helen Leigh, four children Linda Thomas (John), Michelle Panovich (Don), Michael Zone, Mary Thompson (Ricky) plus 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren also numerous nieces and nephews.

No service is planned at this time, and her remains will be interred along with her second husband’s at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.

  • October 1, 2020
    dear Shelly and Linda, Mike and Mary and all the family grandchildren and great-grandchildren in great great great grandchildren my deepest sympathies at this loss of our dear Ella Marie such a wonderful lady and so funny in many ways I’m so sorry I want to hear about her passing and I will keep all of you in my prayers and also keep Aunt Ella and my prayers thank you for your friendship and keep in touch with my mom Helen Leigh. e love your cousin Karren Olson
    Karren Olson

  • September 29, 2020
    Grandma Ella, Thanks for all the hours of laughter.
    Tracee Johnson

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