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Patricia Townsend, 84, of Dwight, passed away on April 29, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL surrounded by her family.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. until the time of services at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. that same day also at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight, IL. Father Richard Smith and Father Chris Haake will officiate. Burial will take place following the services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dwight, IL. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia was born in Morris, IL on July 25, 1934 to Hans Einer and Margaret (Broderick) Christensen She married Burleigh Townsend on June 29, 1957 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight, IL He passed away November 24, 1986.

Patricia is survived by a son, Burleigh (Judy) Townsend Jr. of Dwight; a daughter, Ginny (Dana) Clapp of Morris; sister, Margaret Ruffatti of Coal City; grandchildren, Brandon (Traci) Townsend of Warrensburg, IL, Brent (Kim) Townsend of Romeoville, IL, Brina (Jason) Boldig of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Treece Townsend, Gracelyn Townsend, Annalise Boldig, Vera Boldig and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Maurice, Lawrence, Edward, Raymond Christensen; sisters, Rose Elizabeth Smith, Evelyn Roost and Helen Foss.

Patricia was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Red Hat Society, Community Chest and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church all in Dwight. She graduated from Catholic Schools in Morris including Immaculate Conception Grade School and St. Angela Academy. She worked at First National Bank of Dwight for more than 30 years.

Patricia loved watching her three grandchildren become successful and honorable adults.  Her grandchildren gave her four beautiful great granddaughters that she loved dearly.  She loved her four legged furry companion "Boots". Feeding the squirrels cookies in the backyard.  They became her friends.  Patricia enjoyed going on Gambling Trips with her sister Marge.

In lieu of flowers memorials in honor of Patricia may be made to St. Paul School in Odell, IL, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or the Livingston County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at