June Patchett

Posted 11/12/20

June Lorraine Jaeger Patchett, 99, died Nov. 11, 2020, at Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home, Chrisman. She was a teacher.

A public graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Payne Cemetery. …

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June Patchett

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June Lorraine Jaeger Patchett, 99, died Nov. 11, 2020, at Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home, Chrisman. She was a teacher.

A public graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Payne Cemetery. Burial is in Payne Cemetery. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Due to COVID-19, those in attendance are asked to follow state mandates and wear masks.

Mrs. Patchett was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of the late William and Esther Wollenberg Jaeger. She married Thomas E. “Bob” Patchett, and he preceded her in death in 1976.

She is survived by one son, Thomas (Ruth) Patchett of Brocton; two grandchildren, Matt (Andrea) Patchett of Denver, Colo., and Christina (Jake) Kanak of Odessa, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Julieanne and Jay Kanak; nephews, cousins and her beloved class of 1963 from Young America High School.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Jaeger. 

Mrs. Patchett had been a longtime resident of the Grace Lutheran Village and prior to that lived in the Brocton area.  

She grew up in the Lansing area where she graduated from Thornton-Fractional High School. She graduated from Illinois State University and received a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois. She was a lifetime University of Illinois Alumni member and loved Illinois athletics as well as the Cubs. 

Mrs. Patchett taught home economics and biology for more than 35 years. She was an avid world traveler and especially enjoyed the trips she took with her grandchildren to Europe and out West. Her other interests included swimming, reading, gardening and cooking.

Staff at Pleasant Meadows appreciated her wonderful wit and always the teacher she was correcting their grammar till the end. A CNA at the home recalled after complimenting Mrs. Patchett on how beautiful she looked one day, she said, “I should. I have only been working on it for 99 years.”

Mrs. Patchett was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.