Patricia Ann, nee Burke, Leemon, 86, of Lantana, FL and Marissa, IL; born October 28, 1927 in Turner Center, ME; passed away on April 29, 2014 in Lantana, FL.
Mrs. Leemon was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church. Patricia and her husband built and operated a hotel corporation. She was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from McKendree University.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Francis and Leona, nee Currier, Burke. Her loving husband of 63 years, Charles Leemon whom she married in Frankfort, KY and who passed away on December 22, 2007. Her grandson – Edward (Ted) C. Leemon. A daughter-in-law – Linda Leemon. A brother – Dick Burke.
She is survived by her son – Charles L. Leemon III of Wellington, FL. Her daughter – Jacquelyn I. Leemon of Wellington, FL. One brother – Eugene Burke of Vero Beach, FL. One sister – Judith Burke Hedlund of Beverly, MA and Vero Beach, FL.
Memorials may be made to the Patricia Leemon Scholarship Fund at McKendree University.
A moment of remembrance will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL.
Services: A graveside committal service will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL. A luncheon and a time of fellowship and remembrance will follow immediately at the Marissa Presbyterian Church.