Patricia Doris DeBoer Stephenson

June 27, 1941November 26, 2020

Patricia Doris DeBoer Stephenson, 79, of Normal, IL passed away at 8:45 am, Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Good Samaritan in Pontiac, IL.

Born June 27, 1941 in Pekin to Henry J. and Doris (Lingle) DeBoer.

Surviving are two sons, James R. (Cindy) Stephenson, of Normal and Kevin Stephenson, of Boston; two granddaughters, Rachel and Caroline Stephenson; a sister Evelyn (Tony) DiNardi; and her partner in life for over 25 years, Ralph DiNardi. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ronald J. (Carolyn) DeBoer.

Pat was retired from kids club east in Bloomington. She had also worked for Country Companies and St. Paul Insurance company. She was a graduate of Pekin Community High School. The most important thing in life to her was her family. She was so proud of her sons and loved them always. She also helped take care of her parents and was a best friend to her sister.

Her service will be at Woosley Funeral Home in Pekin, Illinois. Because of the pandemic it will be private. Burial will be at the Green Valley Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held next spring. Donations may be made to the Peacemeal Kitchen in Bloomington.

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Linda Tucker

November 30, 2020

I am so saddened by the passing of my friend and old neighbor. Pat was always a kind and loving person. Our children were in the same classes and played together and have remained friends. We always looked forward to seeing her, Ralph and Evelyn and Tony on the 4th of July in Towanda..or just catching up on a drive by visit. A loving heart is now an angel to watch over her loved ones. Prayers that your memories will help to ease your loss.

Kalyn Petersen

November 29, 2020

I had the pleasure of being Pat’s hairstylist for many years. She was such a beautiful, soft spoken, kind person. She always talked about her family with pride and love. I know that she will be missed by many, but especially her sister Evelyn (whom I also am her hairstylist). They shared a special bond. I am praying for your family. May Gods bless you with good memories, and comfort you in this time of loss. 🙏🏼♥️ Kalyn Petersen

Patrick Hampton

November 29, 2020

Such a lovely lady, genuine and very loving of her two sons. First time I met Pat was at a Halloween Party that her sons Jim and a Kevin were putting on in high school. We have been friends ever since. May God love her and keep her. Love to Evelyn, Jim and Kevin and to all those who knew Pat and her heart of gold.