1938 - 2017

Patricia A. “Pat” Naas, 78, of Morton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born March 16, 1938, in Shenandoah, Pa., to Joseph and Josephine Trojchak Yacabonis. She married Donald Naas June 3, 1967, in Mahanoy City, Pa. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2005.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Shawn.

Pat is survived by three sons, Aaron (Lori) Naas of Morton, Ryan (JJ) Naas of Morton and DJ (Melissa) Naas of East Peoria; and fiancé of Shawn, Donna Ashfield of Mahanoy City, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her Aunt Anna Dzaba.

Pat began her nursing career at Reading Hospital in Reading, Pa. After relocating to Morton, she worked for local nursing homes as a registered nurse. In 1982, she began working for Pekin Hospital, retiring in 2007 as the House Supervisor.

Pat enjoyed traveling with her husband Don, especially to Door County and had the privilege of meeting the Pope while in Rome. She also enjoyed spending time at the Par-A-Dice Casino. Spending time with family was important to her.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Further visitation will be held 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the service Wednesday.

Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.

Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS).

The family would like to thank the Morton Fire Department – Paramedics for their help in times of need. They would also like to thank the nurses and staff at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for their compassionate care.

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