Patricia Jane Utech

June 17, 1933November 15, 2020

Patricia Jane Utech entered eternity at 3:42pm on November 15, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

She was born in Pekin Illinois on June 17, 1933 to James and Bernice Brady.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Joanie, one brother, James Brady, daughter, Diane Lott, and her daughter-in-law Deborah Utech.

She is survived by her son, Pastor Mark Utech, 4 grandsons, Ryan (Abby) Culp of Tremont, Ian (Sheena) Lott of Washington, Travis (Bekah) Culp of Sayulita, Mexico, W. Christopher Utech of Peoria, and one granddaughter Becca (Jason) Potter of East Peoria.

Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 2 great grand-girls that she loved very much.

She graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1951.

She later married William Wallace Utech.

PJ, as she liked to be called, was a wife, a mother, and homemaker. She was a great cook, enjoyed sewing, and reading mysteries and love novels. Her greatest read was the Bible, which she knew quite well. PJ was an incredible woman of faith.

She continues to be a great inspiration to her son and was one of 7 people that began Derby St. New Life Fellowship on August 13, 2006. PJ ministered to many at her church and loved being in service there when she was able.

There will be a private “Thanks Mom” service for her due to covid. Her son Rev. W. Mark Utech will officiate.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her church, Derby St. New Life Fellowship, 1010 Derby St. Pekin Illinois.

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barbara bramham

November 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear pj passed away I met her at newlife fellowship in pekin Illinois she was so sweet and so nice to me we used to trade jewelry and purses she said I was a blessing but she was the blessing to me pastor Mark introduced us one day and she will be forever in my heart and I love you so much my prayers go out to you my pastor friend and brother God bless you

Charissa Birkmeier

November 20, 2020

I've known Pat for many years. We reunited at Christian Assembly Church in Peoria. We became great friends; she was a Godly Woman! My condolences to the entire family.

Jim Burdette

November 18, 2020

I have fond memories of Pat when she worshipped at Christian Assembly Church , in Peoria. Her sweet personality and graciousness attracted many people to become acquainted with her.

Sue Munge

November 17, 2020

Dear Mark and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your mom and loved one's passing. I remember her so well when she and your dad used to come over and play cards with our parents. May God continue to love and put his arms around you during these different days and ones in the future.

Sue Munge


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