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Patricia E. Lofthouse

11/24/1942 - 2/5/2020

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ Patricia “Pat” Earlene Lofthouse, 77, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born November 24, 1942 in Paxton to Earl Vestal and Dorothy Jane (Bratton) Martin, she married David Lofthouse in Peoria on July 7, 1962. He survives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Jodi (Don) Carvey of Morton, Jacquie (Steven) Wabel of Gulf Port, Mississippi; one grandson, Cody (Cindy) Wabel of Metamora; one great granddaughter, Ruby Wabel; one sister, Viola Herzman; one brother, Earl Martin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Iris and Kay; and one nephew, Joe.

Pat was a homemaker and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafting, and crocheting.

Pat was a member of Saint Ann’s Catholic Church in Peoria and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Cremation rites have been accorded, per Pat’s wishes there will be no services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 TAPS Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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