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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: www.frankandbright.com
Haskell and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all in the days ahead .
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.
So sorry for your loss. I am sure Grandma Opal Chaney was waiting at the gate for her.
I am so sorry for your loss.
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.
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.
Haskell and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all in the days ahead .
Haskell, we're so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.
Haskell, we are sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you and family.
We are so sorry for your loss, Pat was a wonderful lady. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.
Haskell and family, so sorry! Fond memories of our trip to Mexico! Pat had such a good time and fun. Sending prayers for comfort.
So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. What a special person she was. She will be missed.
Haskell and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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.
Haskell and family words can not express how deeply sorry We are for your loss. Praying for continued comfort at this difficult time.
Haskell, we are so sorry to hear of Patsy passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady
Haskell, we are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Pat. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
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.
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
Haskell, Keri & family...Praying for peace and comfort for you all in the days, weeks, and months ahead....So sorry to hear this news
My thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family at this difficult time!
She was a kind woman, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Haskell, we are so sorry for your loss. Our most sincere condolences for your family. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Haskell I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
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.
Pat always was lots of fun,! One memory of Pat was eat dessert first! We enjoyed lots of good times!
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.
So sorry for your loss
Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing, my deepest condolences to her family and friends, she will be deeply missed.
So very sorry for your loss, our thought and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss you and you family will be in our thoughts, prayers to your family
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 days..in 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.
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.
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. Such a wonderful lady.
Very sorry to read of this. Prayers
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.
So very sorry. For ur loss. God bless
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We enjoyed visiting with you both. She was kind and with a gentle spirit.
So sorry for your loss! Patsy is a very kind and beautiful woman! We will miss her.
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
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.
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.
Haskell and family, My sympathy on the death of Pat and I share in your pain.
Haskell and family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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.
So sorry for your loss, sending prayers.
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.
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.💝
Haskell, sorry for your loss. I appreciate that I got to know her and enjoyed our visits. You are in my prayers.
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!
Oh Hascal, I had no idea, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss ole buddy May God comfort you for the long fought battle. Peace!