Eleanor Kyker Patterson

Eleanor Kyker Patterson, 94, a 50-year Hinsdale resident, passed away Oct. 2, 2022.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1949 and taught English for two years. In 1951 she married Dee Purifoy Patterson of Camden, Ark. They raised a family of six while moving about the country for his work at General Electric.

She was a member of the Union Church of Hinsdale and on the board of directors of Washington Square retirement community in Hinsdale for 16 years.

She is survived by her children, Jane (Randy) Craig, Bob (Mary Kay), Julie (Jonathan) Griffitts, Dan, John (Darla) and Lolly (Steve) McDonnell; her 15 grandchildren; her five great-grandchildren; and her longtime friend, Irving Clarke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee, in 1976.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield St.

Her obituary was published in full on Oct. 6 and is available online at https://www.thehinsdalean.com.

Adolf Funeral Home and Cremation Services Ltd. in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.