Patricia "Pat" A. Votaw

March 17, 1937December 19, 2020

Patricia A. "Pat" Votaw, 83, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. She was born on March 17, 1937 in Mason City, Illinois the youngest of five children to Harold and Ruth (Bayne) Hoffman. She married Stanley G. Votaw in Mason City, Illinois on April 4, 1958. He survives.

Pat is also survived by three children, Lori (Phillip) DeLorme, of Peoria, Sharon (Rick) Crawford, of East Peoria, and Gary Votaw, of Peoria; four grandchildren, Shannon (Bo) Mays, Chasity (Shawn) Andrus, Jeremy DeLorme, and Molly DeLorme; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lucas, Braedon, Brody, Colby, Emma, Madyson, and Daxton; brother, Clyde (Dorothy) Hoffman, of San Jose; and several nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ray, and Duane; sister, Martha Kinnamon; and grandson, Jace DeLorme.

Pat worked in Medical Benefits at Caterpillar for twenty-two years. She retired in March of 1997. She was an avid bowler, participating in several leagues over the years, as well as playing volleyball, and softball. In retirement she enjoyed traveling, and attending her grandchildren's sporting events. Pat will be forever remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet spirit, and kind soul. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her family will always treasure Sunday dinners where they enjoyed her amazing cooking, and were surrounded by an abundance of love.

Funeral services will be held at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel at 2PM on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 with Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Pat's name.

Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020


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Diane Soffietti

December 27, 2020

To Pat's family and loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your Sunday dinners will be missed by them. You will always be remembered in their hearts for the kind mother, wife and grandmother that you were. Rest in heavenly peace.

Debra and dennis Jay

December 25, 2020

Sorry for your loss prayers God bless Debra and Dennis jay