Friday, Oct. 5., 2012

Patsy Rinker, 74, of Morton died at 2:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at her home in Morton.

Born on Dec. 6, 1937, in Lafollette, Tenn., to General Mead and Grace Bowman, she married Robert Rinker of Morton. He preceded her in death in January of 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Dan Bowman; sister, Marilyn Dunn; and a daughter, Robbin Underwood.

Surviving are two daughters, Rissa (Scott) Satterlee of Morton and Tracy (Rich) Burdette of Mackinaw; two sons, Darrell Violette of Morton and Jeff Violette of Prescott, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 2002.

Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no public services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria.

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