Patricia “Pat” Springer, age 63, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, May 31, 2010 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL, following a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
Pat was born September 17, 1946 at Macomb, IL, a daughter of Amos and Fern Knight Hancox.
She married Larry Moore and they were the parents of Brenda and Tina. On October 31, 1981, she was united in marriage to Brian Springer at the Kahoka Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Brian, of Kahoka, MO; special “mom”, Norma McMillan of Carthage, IL; mother-in-law, Neva Springer of Colchester, IL; four daughters: Tina (Mrs. Dee) Boley of Hamilton, IL, Brenda (Mrs. Bill) Steck of Carman, IL, Lisa Holmes of LasVegas, NV and Dana Springer of Gallup, NM; one son, Rob (Jeanne) Springer of St. Francisville, MO; twelve grandchildren: Ashley (Mrs. Mike) Davidson, Toni Boley, Maria, Catie, Abby and John Steck, Zachary Voelker, Miranda, Alex and Tiffani O’Day, Courtney and Vanessa Springer; three great grandchildren: Logan Roskamp, Malea Beaird, and Draven Davidson; a sister, Janet Clark of Macomb, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dan and Jo Springer of Fayette, GA, Steve and Brenda Springer of Modesta, CA, Cort and Bev Springer of West Point, IA, Kathy Long of St. Francisville, MO, and Kim and Ray Himenes of Riverside, CA; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Newt Springer.
Pat graduated from Macomb High School. She was a former para-professional in the Carthage School District at Ferris, IL and following her marriage to Brian, an aid in the Knox Co. School District in Edina, MO, until her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Pat loved to read, color and work crossword puzzles. She had a great interest in the Indian culture and also enjoyed her soap operas. She had been a supporter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Most important to her was her family, particularly her grandchildren. They brought her happiness beyond measure and she displayed it with the great hugs she gave them.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Special music “My Chains are Gone” and “In the Garden” was provided by Mrs. Becky Zahn.
Honorary Pallbearers were Rowdy Boley and Don Boleys.
Pallbearers were Mike Davidson, Matthew Clark, Mark Clark, Cort Springer, Sean Verdon and Josh Verdon
Burial was in the Sand Cemetery at St. Francisville, MO.
Visitation was held after 9 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of St. Louis.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.