Patzke nee Jones, Betty Lee

Date: Thursday, April14, 2011
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Friday, April 15, 2011 at First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO

United Methodist Cemetery in St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO


Betty Lee Patzke of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO on April 11, 2011 having reached the age of seventy-eight years, five months and fifteen days. Betty was born in St. Clair on October 27, 1932, daughter of Harry Lee Jones and Nell Elvina Jones nee Bay. On June 22, 1978 she was united in marriage to Harold Owen Patzke, I and three children came to bless this union.

Betty is survived by two children, Mary House and husband, Randy, of Independence, MO and Ronald Patzke of St. Clair; by her son-in-law, Vernon Peters of O’Fallon, MO; by four grandchildren, Bryan Peters of O’Fallon, Erica Steiner and husband, Gary, of Davenport, IA, Laura Sides and husband, Jeremy, of O’Fallon and Matthew House and wife, Reanea, of Sewickley, PA; by her sister, Bessie Adams and husband, Richard, of St. Clair; by six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nell Jones; by her husband, Harold Patzke, I; and by her daughter, Rhonda Peters.

Betty was a Christian and member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair. She was also a long time member of the Order of Eastern Star St. Clair Chapter #96, the American Legion Post 357 Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Post 2482 Ladies Auxiliary. During her working years, she was employed as an office manager for Dennis J. McCoy, DDS, retiring after sixteen years of employment.

Betty enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life, but especially enjoyed the fellowship of her many friends in her card clubs and “The Red Hat Society”. She always looked forward to her monthly luncheons with her St. Clair class mates. Collecting dolls and going antiquing were other favorite pastimes. Above all else, she cherished the time shared with her family and each of her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Eastern Star services at 7:00 PM. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on April 15, 2011 with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment was in the United Methodist Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in St. Clair.