Leora J. "Snip" Patkus
Leora “Snip” Patkus, 93, died at 12:00 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on October 14, 1923 in Springfield to Roy and Gladine (Todd) Faust. She married Ralph Patkus on June 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death on April, 20, 2009.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra (Carl) Hochreiter of Farley, MO; two sons, Ralph “Pat” (Sue) Patkus of Pleasant Plains and Michael (Kate) Patkus of Coral Springs, FL; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Patkus, and one son, James M. Patkus.
Leora was a lifelong Springfield resident serving as a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, going to the State Fair every year and was an avid Cubs fan.
Visitation: 9-11 AM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11 AM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with Reverend Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life and Pasfield Baptist Church.