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Graveside Ceremony: 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora
Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.
Pat Brandon, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Saturday morning, March 20, 2021, at her home.
Born Patsy R. Whitfield on March 23, 1931, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Audra D. (Jerman) Whitfield. She was united in marriage to Sam L. Brandon on December 20, 1952, in Cyril, Oklahoma.
Pat was a 1953 graduate of Oklahoma College for Women, earning a degree in Speech Therapy. Pat worked in Clay County Schools as a remedial reading educator. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Flora where she was involved with WMU, and she had been active in the Red Hat Society. Pat and Sam enjoyed travel and sightseeing. She treasured time spent with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years: Sam Brandon of Flora; 2 daughters: Lizbeth (Jeff) Strubhart of Flora and Susan (Joe) Vivonetto of Naples, Florida; 4 grandchildren: Melissa (Kenny) Reese of Carterville, Brandon (Jamie) Mills of St. Charles, Missouri, and Peter Vivonetto and Sam Vivonetto of Naples, Florida; 4 great-grandchildren: Brady Bagwell, Rylan Mills, Adleigh Mills, and Christian Reese; a sister: Juanita Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law: Sandy Darden of Lewisville, Texas; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother: Charles Whitfield; a sister: June Whitfield; and a sister-in-law: Charlene Clift.
A graveside ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora with Bill Thompson officiating. Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to First Southern Baptist Church or Clay County Hospice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
R.I. P. 📚
Very sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry and sadden at the news of Pat's passing. We are sending our thoughts, prays, hugs and much love. We will all meet again, one day.
So sorry for your loss
We are very sorry for your loss. Par was a great teacher and a kind, sweet lady. She will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I’m sadden by this news. My prayers and condolences are with Sam and family.
Sam, Lizbeth, Susan and family prayers for peace and comfort at this time. Have fond memories of the beautiful Christian example Pat was for the young women of old Oak Street Church and can rejoice in the knowledge of her receiving her rewards in heaven.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was and good woman and will sure be missed.
Sue Jane and Liz... I just learned of yr mothers passing. Glad she passed at home. She was gmas table mate often at the Garden.... and I would talk to her ( and often yr Dad) and she would smile and nod when I told her how nice it was to see her. Knowing peace now, I believe. Thinking of your Dad and your families.
Cherish the memories, celebrate the life and know our prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Hugs and prayers for your family. It’s been such a pleasure to take care of all of you. May the Lord give her peace and healing for your family.
Patsy will be missed, such a sweet lady with a loving family, she was so well taken care of by them. Memories will always be with you. RIP Nam.
So sorry for your loss.
Very sorry to learn of Pat's passing.
Sending our sympathies to Sam and the girls and their families! Pat was a very pleasant person to be around and always had time to stop and visit when we met. May God grant you peace at this difficult time!
Thinking of you all and offering our prayers to you during this difficult time. May your memories bring sweet smiles to you.
Liz, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.
Sorry for your lose, Liz🙏
Sam, Liz, Sue and families - We were so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a lovely lady and we know she will be missed. Hugs to you all!
Your mom was a wonderful woman.. a great example of what a wife, mother, and grandmother should be.. we all were blessed to have known her.. our sympathies and prayers for comfort. Love you all
Sam and family, We are so very sorry for the passing of your bride of 68 years. Prayer of comfort to you and your family!
Liz and Sue Jane, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
So sorry for your loss but I'm sure your comforted in knowing she is in heaven worshipping our Savior. We will be praying that the Lord gives you peace during this time.
Dear Sam and Girls...so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. In all the years we taught together and attended workshops and conferences together, I knew her to be a kind and caring individual. Her teaching skills were excellent and she was loved and respected by her students. May the Lord surround you with love and comfort during this difficult time.
Liz and Sue Jane, Sorry to hear of your beautiful Mother's passing.
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending my love.
I am so sorry I am just now hearing of your loss of this beautiful lady. I will always remember her kind and soft spoken ways. I will cherish the neighborhood memories we had.