Dorothy Patterson

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

MORTON — Dorothy Lena Patterson, 86, of Morton, died at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Born Oct. 30, 1924, in Oakland, Calif., to Anton and Faye (Stephenson)  Van Geelan,  she married Edward R. Patterson Nov. 22, 1951, in East Peoria.  He survives.

Dorothy is also survived by her daughter, Theresa (Bud) Towne of East Moline; two grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Cremation will be accorded by Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in East Peoria.

Memorials are requested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, the Parkinson’s Foundation, American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made at