Patricia Ann “Pat” Leitzell, 90, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:09 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Saturday, July 21, 1923, in St. Louis, the daughter of Edward Peter and Ruby Sidney (Patterson) Maurer.
Pat started in 1971, at the Murray Annex in Mt. Vernon before transferring to the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia where she retired as a mental health technician in 1991. She was also a beautician and a member of the Episcopalian faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Nichols of Mt. Vernon and Sherry Dickey and husband Randy of Sims; two grandchildren, Stephanie Palmer and husband Brent of Mt. Vernon and Donnie Nichols and wife Jamie of Mt. Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Brenden Neal Nichols and Jaden Aubrey Nichols; four stepgrandchildren, Chris Dickey and wife Dana of Pomfret, Md., Jill Bremer and husband Christian of Fort Wayne, Ind., Marissa Dickey of Black River Falls, Wis. and Joshua Dickey and wife Maria of LaCrosse, Wis.; one nieces; four nephews; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Yvonne Norris.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ralph Wilton officiating. Entombment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.