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Patricia J. Rader

March 15, 1940 September 26, 2018
Patricia J. Rader
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Patricia Joyce Rader, 78, of Galesburg, died at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at home.

Patricia was born March 15, 1940 in Galesburg, the daughter of John D. and Geneva (Hendricks) Crouch. Patricia worked at Sears in Galesburg for 20 years and for AFLAC for 27 years, retiring in 2008. She enjoyed gardening and watching movies. She was also very active in 4-H. Patricia loved to travel, especially to Nashville and Walt Disney World.

Patricia married Scott Rader. He preceded her in death in 1982. Patricia is survived by one son, Robert Motz of Galesburg; three daughters, Becky (Tim) Shoemaker and Terri Marshall both of Keithsburg, and Penny Motz of Galesburg; ten grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Patricia is also survived by one brother, Jack Crouch of Reno, NV. Along with her husband and parents, Patricia was preceded in death by one sister, Dina Nelson.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. No funeral services are planned. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Knox County Humane Society.

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5:00 PM 10/4/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/4/2018 7:00:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home & Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Watson-Thomas Funeral Home & Crematory
1849 North Seminary Street Galesburg 61401 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

Knox County Humane Society


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