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Pat Nutgrass

Aug 7th, 1948 - Jul 27th, 2020

A private graveside ceremony will be held with interment in Elmwood Cemetery.


   Patsy Sue Nutgrass, age 71, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, July 27, 2020, at her home.

   She was born August 7, 1948, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of Harold Alvin and Bertie Marie (Blair) Beekman.  She was united in marriage to Haskell J. Nutgrass on June 28, 1966, in Wichita Falls, Texas and together they have shared 54 wedding anniversaries together.

   Pat trained and served as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, specializing in labor and delivery, and later worked in an office practice.  She was a loving and dedicated wife and mother who had often volunteered for activities that involved her children, including room mother and Cub Scout den leader.  Grandchildren were also a special joy in her life.  She was a collector of antiques, enjoyed opportunities to travel in the U.S. and abroad, and especially appreciated the beauty of ocean beaches.  Pat truly loved and cared for her pets, as well as animals of all kinds.  She was a member of the Garden Club, Christian Women Club, Flora Main Street Program, as well as the Flora Academic Foundation where she enjoyed actively participating each year in the Appleknocker Festival. 

   She is survived by her husband: Haskell Nutgrass of Flora; 3 children: Michael Nutgrass of Navarre, Florida, Scott (Jennifer) Nutgrass of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Keri (Adam) Nutgrass Fedenia of Libertyville; 5 grandchildren: Gage, Tanner, and Cason Nutgrass, and Julia and Bennett Fedenia; and a sister: Kathy Schneider of Indiana.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

   A private graveside ceremony will be held with interment in Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Fur A Good Paws or the Clay County Hospital Endowment Foundation.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:  


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Troy and Sandy Thomas

July 28th

Haskell and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in the days ahead .

Bud & Linda Martin

July 28th

Haskell & Family: We’re sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. May God comfort you during this difficult time. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.


July 28th

So sorry for your loss. I am sure Grandma Opal Chaney was waiting at the gate for her.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

July 28th

I am so sorry for your loss.

John and Judy Lusk

July 28th

Haskell and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this difficult time. RIP, Pat.

Delbert & Becky Rodgers

July 28th

Haskell, There are no words to say how sorry we are to hear of Pat's death. May your memories help you and your family through this difficult time.

David Bryden & Family.

July 28th

Haskell and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all in the days ahead .

Charlie and Patty Peters

July 28th

Haskell, we're so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Bill and Robin Atwood

July 28th

Haskell, we are sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you and family.

Mike and Sharon Gray

July 28th

We are so sorry for your loss, Pat was a wonderful lady. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Sherry Orel

July 28th

Haskell and family, so sorry! Fond memories of our trip to Mexico! Pat had such a good time and fun. Sending prayers for comfort.

Nancy Dehart

July 28th

So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. What a special person she was. She will be missed.

Bill & Chris Thompson

July 28th

Haskell and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary & Brenda Miller

July 28th

Sending prayers of comfort and peace for all of you. A happy memory of Pat, swimming with the dolphins in Mexico, her words, “ it was amazing!” Another one was shopping in a chocolate store in Indiana while on a historical home tour. Her shopping bag was full and she was smiling the entire way thru! Hugs to you all.

Chris & Jerald Butler

July 28th

Haskell and family words can not express how deeply sorry We are for your loss. Praying for continued comfort at this difficult time.

Kevin and Laurel Mason

July 29th

Haskell, we are so sorry to hear of Patsy passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady

Kent & Tisha Kitley

July 28th

Haskell, we are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Pat. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!


July 28th

I will always remember Pat’s face lit up with awe and excitement over a flower arrangement. She was truly the sweetest person. My heart breaks for all the family. Sending many hugs and prayers for today, tomorrow, and difficult times to come. May Pat rest in paradise with our Lord.

Nancy byers

July 28th

Haskell so sorry to hear of your loss. I know the pain of losing a long time spouse. Thinking of you in the days to come

John & Lisa Haycock

July 29th

Haskell, Keri & family...Praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days, weeks, and months ahead....So sorry to hear this news

Becky Stocke

July 29th

My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this difficult time!

Zach, Mandy and Riley Butcher

July 28th

She was a kind woman, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Steve and Cindy Valbert

July 29th

Haskell, we are so sorry for your loss. Our most sincere condolences for your family. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Emily Liggett

July 28th

Haskell I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Lawrence & Debbie Fitch

July 28th

We are so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I remember the fun we had working together on Post Prom and the hospitality she showed the committee at your lovely home. We send our prayers and condolences to all of you.

Bill & Kay Kitley

July 28th

Pat always was lots of fun,! One memory of Pat was eat dessert first! We enjoyed lots of good times!

Linda Waller

July 29th

Haskell..I am so very sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. She was a very special lady and I will so miss her wisecracking. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. She will be missed.

Tammy Dulaney

July 29th

So sorry for your loss

Alan Buck

July 29th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Tonya Bonham

July 29th

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing, my deepest condolences to her family and friends, she will be deeply missed.

Dan & Cheri Gill

July 29th

So very sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you.

Marcita and Bill Hinkle

July 29th

So sorry for your loss you and you family will be in our thoughts, prayers to your family

Joe and Jane Gilliland

July 30th

We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. Pat was always thoughtful and kind. She will be sorely missed. I remember well after my parents (Bill and Shirley) passed and we had an auction on one of the hottest summer the confusion that day one item was sold that should not have been..we were lucky that it was in a group of things that Pat had purchased and she recognized right away that it had a personal note written on it from my dad to my mother for their anniversary...I am so thankful that she returned it to me. I still cherish that old painting of some poppies with a love note to my mom handwritten from my dad on the back of it. As I said , I will remember Pat for her thoughtfulness and true kindness. We will keep your family in our prayers as you grieve this loss.

Wayne and Sue Hurliman

July 29th

We are so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you, Haskell, and all of your family.

Russell and Denise Anderson

July 29th

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. Such a wonderful lady.

Lynne & Fred Gocey

July 29th

Very sorry to read of this. Prayers

Dorothy Uebinger

July 29th

I'm so sorry Haskell for the loss of your beloved Pat. I will always remember our last little chat a month or so ago while walking on 11th St. Pat was a sweetie.


July 29th

So very sorry. For ur loss. God bless

Dan and Wendy Johnson

July 29th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We enjoyed visiting with you both. She was kind and with a gentle spirit.

Tom&Mary Allen

July 29th

So sorry for your loss! Patsy is a very kind and beautiful woman! We will miss her.

J and V. Turlais

July 30th

Dear Haskell and family, Sorry to hear the sad news about Pat passing away. She was a lovely person who will be missed by many! May she Rest in Peace. Sincerely , J. And V. Turlais

John Bry

July 30th

Haskell and Family, I was just thinking of Pat about a week ago as I passed near Flora on my way to St. Louis. She was my "Mom" away from home during my time in the community. She had a wonderful giving spirit, spontaneous sense of humor, and had pride in her community. She was a joy to know and to be in her presence. Condolences and prayers to you all.

Susan Allison

July 30th

Our condolences Haskel t you and your family. I was glad to get to know Pat and thought we got on well. Know we’re keeping you all in our prayers.

Berenice Brown

July 30th

Haskell and family, My sympathy on the death of Pat and I share in your pain.

Keith Gibson and family

July 31st

Haskell and family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Phil Wiley

July 31st

Pat was always a joy and a pleasure to see and visit. But if you were at an auction and bidding against her you didn't stand a chance even if she liked you. Miss ya darling.

Carolyn Scott

July 31st

So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.

Mary Walker

August 1st

Haskell and family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I loved talking to her at the NMN club or wherever. She will be missed. Prayers and comfort for all.

Sherry Harder

August 5th

Pat is an absolute delight! ( using present tense because im sure she is being a delight still!) She made everyone in the room feel as if they belonged... what a gift, very much needed these days. Rest in peace, sweet lady.💝

Kim Rutger

August 1st

Haskell, sorry for your loss. I appreciate that I got to know her and enjoyed our visits. You are in my prayers.

Marcia Bleyer

August 7th

Keri and family- I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting your mom and dad at the Milwaukee Zoo when we bumped into you all. It’s never easy losing your mom Keri. But know that she raised an amazing daughter, who is raising amazing children!

David McCormick

August 6th

Oh Hascal, I had no idea, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Mike & Kayla

August 7th

So sorry for your loss ole buddy May God comfort you for the long fought battle. Peace!



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