Patricia H. Derr, 86, of Geneseo, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter will officiate. Private inurnment services will be held at North Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist, Geneseo or Genesis Hospice.
Patricia Jean Huss was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in Decatur, the daughter of Walter C. and Lona (Hermann) Huss. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Decatur and attended Millikin University in Decatur. She married D. Duane Derr on Jan. 31, 1948, in Decatur. He died on Dec. 19, 2000.
Memberships include the Lincoln Elks Club and First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. She enjoyed golfing and was very family oriented, loving to attend her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Christopherson of Geneseo; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janie Derr of Schertz, Texas; grandchildren, Troy (Wendy) Christopherson, Jerrett (Tara Ann) Bernahl, Nathan Christopherson and Tara Beth (George) Koustas; five great grandchildren, Madison and Nicholas Koustas, Grady Bernahl, Joei Christopherson and Angelique Smith; and a sister-in-law, Adair Huss of Decatur. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Gary Christopherson; and three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jack Huss, Royce and Mickey Huss and Walter H. Huss.