Patsy C. Hedger

Patsy C. Hedger

January 07, 1936 - August 09, 2021

Patsy Charlene Hedger, 85, of Kankakee, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, at the Beecher Manor in Beecher, Illinois.

Patsy was born on January 7, 1936, in Dunlap, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Lavonna (Black) Thompson. Patsy met the love of her life Lawrence William Hedger and they were united in marriage on July 21, 1957, in Dunlap, Iowa. After 61 years of marriage he preceded her in death on March 10, 2019.

Patsy was known for being kind, compassionate, caregiving, a fabulous cook, an avid reader and a God-fearing prayer warrior who loved her family. She loved writing letters to relatives and friends to stay in touch. She supported her husband, her boys, her family and friends whatever the need, whenever the time. She loved caring for animals, both domesticated and wild, giving each a name and tending to their daily needs. She always enjoyed flowers, both receiving them as well as those planted in her garden.

Patsy is survived by her children, Jeff (Janet) Hedger of Foley, Alabama, Doug (LeAnn) Hedger of Palos Heights, Illinois and Brad (Reyn) Hedger of Longmont, Colorado, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren and her sister, Sharon Espeseth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Lawrence “Jiggs” and her sisters, Lucille “Lucy”, Lois, Florence “Belle”, and Bernice.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Mick Hall officiating. Patsy and Lawrence will be laid to rest in the Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Dementia Society of America.

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