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Roberta L. Patty

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Roberta Louise Patty, 96, of Mendota, Illinois, formerly of Princeton, Illinois and Galva, Illinois, passed away 10:25 a.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota.

Due to Covid-19 there will be a private ceremony with Pastor Ed Sulpice, officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, Illinois.

Roberta was born July 25, 1924 in Peoria, Illinois the daughter of William Day and Edith (Babcock) Young. She married Ralph Richard Patty on February 15, 1945 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2020.

She is survived by three children: Carl Richard (Linda Sue) Patty of Mendota, IL, Timothy Joe (Deborah Jo) Patty of West Branch, IA, and Jenine Louise Patty-Anderson of Rock Falls, IL; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 sisters: Betty, Shirley, and June, and 1 brother, Bill.

She was a graduate of Wyanet High School in Wyanet, Illinois.

Roberta worked at Green River Ordinance Plant during WWII. She was a loving wife and mother, who adored her family. She was a member of the Community Bible Church of Wyanet.

Memorials may be directed to Community Bible Church of Wyanet. Online condolences may be sent to

Posted online on October 14, 2020