Patricia McConkey

Posted 3/23/20

OAKLAND ­ - Patricia Ann “Pat” McConkey, 81, of Oakland, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A private family service is scheduled, with a …

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Patricia McConkey

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OAKLAND - Patricia Ann “Pat” McConkey, 81, of Oakland, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Private family services are scheduled. A public celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Krabel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. McConkey was born Nov. 27, 1938, at Isabel, the daughter of the last Joseph Roscoe Elam and Mildred Anita Dennison Elam. She married Robert Arthur McConkey Dec. 5, 1954, at Borton, and he survives. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years together.

She is also survived by three children, Debbie Hardin of Tuscola, Robin Ray of Tuscola and Dale McConkey of Oakland; one brother, Dennis Elam of Paris; a sister-in-law, Caroline Elam of Oakland; five grandchildren, Misty (David) Manning of Grandview, Jason (Amber) Skinner of Pickneyville, Josh Addis of Hartford, Ky., Alisha (Matt) Shinn of Tuscola and Holden (Kaila) McConkey of Chatham; one niece, Mindy Elam of Oakland; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death one brother, Ronald Elam; and one sister, Ella Jane Elam.

Mrs. McConkey worked at Calloway’s Meat Market and Oakland Feed & Seed, and later owned and operated Bob & Pat’s Service Station in Oakland for more than 15 years. She was the creator of Pat’s Famous Fudge, spent many years volunteering for the Corn & Bean Festival, helped with the town Christmas decorations for more than five years and attended Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church. She was an avid Illini basketball fan and dearly loved her friends and family.

Memorial donations may be made to Krabel Funeral Home for the benefit of the family.

Online condolences at www.krabelfuneralhome.com.