Patsy R. Cottingham Almasy

April 26, 1936October 23, 2011

East Peoria, IL – Patsy R. Almasy, 75, of East Peoria passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at Fondulac Rehabilitation Care Center in East Peoria. Born April 26, 1936 in Peoria, IL to Reburn and Helen (Plank) Cottingham. She married Paul Almasy in Peoria on Dec. 20, 1958. He passed away on April 12, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger; and one brother, Ronald. Surviving are six children, Trudy Almasy, Kenneth Almasy, James Almasy, Alison Walker, Kari Mason, and Linda Hopper; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Irene) and Reyburn (Grace) Cottingham; and many other children that she and her husband were foster parents of. She worked as a nurse, and also worked for FP Mail Systems of Peoria before retiring. She was a longtime Sweet Addeline member. Patsy was a founding member of the Unity Church of Peoria. Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Memorial Services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Bill Sloman officiating. Burial will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria at a later date. Memorials may be made to Pets for Senior’s.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 29, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, October 29, 2011

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October 19, 2012

I still miss you each day. I hope you are still keeping an eye on me

Jim Early

October 19, 2012

I still miss you each day. I hope you are still keeping an eye on me

Jo Trombley

February 6, 2012

you fought the good fight and now you can rest in peace.

Jim Early

February 5, 2012

My life was so blessed by meeting you. I miss the many hours we spent together. I know you are happy now with Paul.

Kathy Campbe;;

January 16, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I too sang with Pat in the Hearts. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers for your family.
Kathy Campbell

Tab Sims

October 29, 2011

Although I did not know your mother I did know you. If you are anything like your mother then I know she was a very special person. Bless you Trudy! I'll be praying for you....

Shelly Dowding

October 28, 2011

Many of my childhood memories include spending time at the Almasy's, whether it was playing G.I. Joe with Jim (with the cast on his arm), or , a few years later, hanging out in Trudy's room talking about boys and other "girl stuff."

I don't know why, but I was so obsessed with the chewable vitamin C on the pill-shelf in the kitchen. I just loved them and always snuck in one or two everytime I was there. To this day whenever I taste or smell chewable vitamin C, I am reminded of all the fun that was had at the Almasy's.

Thanks for the wonderful memories.

Juanita & Ken Bennett

October 27, 2011

Our sympathy to the family

Leann Davis

October 26, 2011

I sang with Pat and The Hearts many years ago, but I have fond memories of her. I have a wooden heart she gave me that Paul made and painted red with a small hole on one side for a candle. This heart has followed me through many moves and sits on top of my refrigerator today. When I look at it - I still think of Pat. She was a dear lady and I will be thinking of and praying for her family for their loss. With sympathy,

David & Bonnie Cottingham

October 26, 2011

I know we knew this was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier. We will miss you Aunt Pat.