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Bethany A. Patton

9/25/1986 - 3/27/2018

PEKIN ~ Bethany Ann Patton, 31, of Pekin, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born September 25, 1986 in Pekin to Dave and Debbie (Swoik) Smith, she married Shawn Patton on February 16, 2013 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are her parents of Pekin; one daughter, Carter Elizabeth Patton; one son, Preston James Patton; grandmother, Madonna Shaughnessy; four brothers, Ryan (Danielle) Smith, Adam (Amber Carroll) Smith, Tyler Smith, Carson Smith; mother and step father-in-law, Dave and Karen Blumenshine; one brother-in-law, Brian (Megan) Patton and nieces and nephews, Cole, Kennedi, Carly, Cohen, Masen and Elsie, all of Pekin.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Betty Smith, Donald Swoik, Pat Shaughnessy and her father-in-law, James Patton.

Bethany was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

She had worked for Trouble Free Heating and Cooling in Pekin in the I.T. department for the last four years.

A loving wife and mother, Bethany loved being with her family and was always the person that everyone could count on to help in any way possible at any time she was asked.

Her funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin with Father James Pankiewicz as the celebrant.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Cremation will be accorded following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to an education fund for Bethany’s children, Carter and Preston, in care of any C.E.F.C.U.

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