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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019

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Patricia Motsinger

Marion- Patricia (Patton) Motsinger passed away on October 19, 2019 at 12:25pm being held by her two children and husband and surrounded by family as well as her fur baby Gizmo.

Patty was a born again Christian and was proud to let everyone know it. In her final moments, she said goodbye and I love you to her family. She expressed that she was at peace and ready to leave this world. She looked up, smiled sweetly and said Jesus, as she went to her heavenly home.

Patty enjoyed listening to her southern gospel music and reading her Bible daily. She attended Spillertown Baptist Church. When her time grew closer and she could no longer hold her Bible, her loving husband of 40 years would spend hours each evening reading it to her. Their love was one that wouldn’t have worked for many. After only a week of dating, they decided to get married and spent the next 40 years teaching their children that true love could withstand anything. 

Patty was born on November 4, 1958 in Woodriver, IL to Charles (CH) and Mildred (Maynard) Patton. Patty married Michael Motsinger on May 5, 1979 in Carterville, IL. Together they had two children Sara (Sonny) Jones of Marion and Joshua (Dana) Motsinger of Johnston City. Michael also has one daughter, Nastasha Motsinger -Hoyle of Greenville, IL. Patty was the proud grandma of 7 amazing grandchildren, Emma and Cooper Jones, Madison & Haleigh Motsinger, Trenton Motsinger-Shideler, Lainey & Cody Hoyle. 

She was preceded in death by her parents- CH and Mildred Patton. She is survived by her sister Marsha (Steve) Hundley of  Marion, their son Danny(Renee) Hundley and great nephew Dax Hundley of Marion,  and Diana (Randy) Bryant of Vero Beach, FL which was always thought of as her sister. She also leaves behind 2 sisters in law Pam (Brad) Storll and Lori (John) Luther, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She spent a very happy childhood making many great memories with her several cousins that she loved so dearly. Patty was an Administrative Secretary at Corinth Water District and later a bookkeeper for Bakers Insurance Group. At the time of her passing she was the Account and Payroll Manager at Vernell’s Interstate Service in Marion. There, she was the work Momma to many whom she loved as her own. Her spare time was spent worshipping her Lord, loving and spoiling her babies and grandbabies and following her Chicago Cubs.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Robert Ray and Rev. Steve Shay officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Poordo. A time of visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N Court Street; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

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Mike and family, We just saw this about Patty. Please know that we will be praying for you, for comfort and peace. RIP Patty.

Gary and Cindy Marks Oct 24 2019 8:14 PM

Dear Family Jean and I are so sorry. may the lord bless you and keep you...

Edward Boyer Jean Boyer Oct 23 2019 8:58 PM

Spell Check change, inspirational to nonoperational, in my first comment, sorry .

Mark Motsinger Oct 23 2019 2:08 PM

A wonderful woman, always nonoperational to see someone of such faith and comforting for those of us who are still running the race. "Well Done are the word's we all want to hear, "Well Done, Patricia, Well Done."

Mark Motsinger Oct 23 2019 2:06 PM

You will be sadly missed my dear friend. Loved working with Patty at Corinth. She was the sweetest lady!

Kim Stroud Oct 23 2019 12:49 AM

Mike and Family I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.

Richard Spinks Oct 22 2019 7:00 AM

Mike and family, Im so sorry for your loss. I knew Patty since our school years as well as after the two of you married. Have peace knowing shes in a better place. My prayers are with you. Deanna (Hilliard) Carter

Deanna Carter Oct 21 2019 9:33 PM

I met Patty and Mike many years ago, when my Dad preached at a little Church North of Marion. They were the youth leaders. I used to see Mike occasionally when I worked at Excel Grocery. I'm very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace.

Ron Walker Oct 21 2019 6:19 PM