OBITUARY

Patsy Lou Hand

January 19, 1940March 30, 2021

Patsy Lou Hand January 19, 1940 ~ March 30, 2021

Patsy “Pat” Lou Hand of Columbia, MO went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 following a lengthy and debilitating illness. A private service was held at 1 PM on Friday, April 2, 2021 with son-in-law Mark Kummer officiating. Interment was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, MO.

Pat was born January 19, 1940 in Greenfield, IL, the daughter of James Leo and Elva J. (Perry) Tilley. She was united in marriage to Hayward Hand II on April 5, 2003. Hayward made a promise to God and to Pat that he would care for her always. Though his own health was declining, he was able to keep that promise.

As a talented artist and photographer, Pat was able to share the beauty of nature through her paintings and photographs. She also enjoyed writing and sharing stories about her family. Pat loved the Lord and used her love and wisdom to encourage others. One of her most common sayings was “Just take the next best step”.

Surviving are: her husband, Hayward Hand II, Columbia, MO; son Zeb (Donna) English, Hastings Ontario, Canada; daughter Mickie (Mark) Kummer, Ashland, MO; daughter Carrie (Mike) Paden, Columbia, MO; son Tony (LaDonna) English, Steelville, MO; son Joe (Lisa) English, Omaha, NE; eighteen grandchildren, forty-one great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and another on the way; sister-in-law Norma Tilley, Swartz Creek, MI, and nieces Debbie Tilley, Swartz Creek, MI, Vicky Wagner, Flint, MI. Nieces Renee Bellard, Youngsville, LA; Cheryl Resweber, Lafayette, LA; Lisa Eggli, Memphis, MI and Lori Konya, Thornton, CO considered Pat a surrogate mother following the death of their mother. There are many other friends and relatives that will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers James, Bill and Robert Tilley, and two husbands.

Online condolences may be shared at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com

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Ginger DePriest

April 1, 2021

My heart sends love to Pats family. I am fortunate to have known Pat all these years. I have enjoyed our visits and friendship. I love her and will miss her.

Hannah Cassidy

April 1, 2021

I have some great memories with my Grandma but “sandwich hugs” is the first one that comes to mind when I think about her. Rest In Peace, Grandma.

Lisa Jenkins

April 1, 2021

I just heard of her passing and send love to your whole family. Pat was an encourager and we had lots of wonderful conversations over the years. She wasn't afraid to help me look at things from different perspectives when I was struggling with a problem. I loved her dearly.

Renee Bellard

March 31, 2021

My beloved Aunt always had a word of encouragement during the most difficult times of my life. She would always tell me "just take the next best step" when I had questions or was fearful... I gained a lot of wisdom from her sharing her life stories and experiences with me. The Lord has used her countless times in my life, to bring hope to me, and I will deeply miss her. To her family, I am so sorry for everything that you're going through...my heart truly goes out to all of you...

Leslie English

March 31, 2021

Pat was a wonderful mother in law and very thankful for her support when things fell apart. Love to all the family.

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