Patsy Marie Gilson

March 23, 1947July 20, 2021

Patsy Marie Gilson, age 74, of Farmington, MO entered into eternal rest on Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, at home with her family by her side. She was born on March 23, 1947 in Steelville Mo. She was preceded in death by her father, Marcus Ray Midyett and mother, Lulie Ann (nee Turnbough) of Steelville, Missouri as well as her siblings Alva Midyett, (Georgia nee Puckett ) Alta Davis, ( Ernie "Jake " Davis ) Elvin Midyett, Helen Midyett, Donald Midyett, Archie Midyett, and Shirley Raines (Larry Raines-still living). She was also greeted by nieces and nephews awaiting her in heaven. Her eldest sibling Alice Bishop (the late Clifford Bishop ) of Bourbon Missouri will be 93 years old this year.

Patsy was the beloved wife of her late husband, Joseph Brian Gilson Sr. who passed in 2009. She was a loving mother to Patricia (George) Stahl, of Farmington Missouri and Joseph Gilson Jr. of St. Louis Missouri. She was a wonderful grandmother to Erica Stahl, Crystal Gilson, Courtney Stahl, Cassandra Stahl, George Jr. (Jennifer) Stahl, Amanda Gilson, and Chelsea Gilson. She was blessed with nine great grandchildren-Kayden, Collin, Casen, & Christian (Schweiss); Aubrey (Coomer), Averey and Ashton (Blum); Brendon and Peyton (Stahl).She was also a loving aunt, sister-in-law, and friend to many. She took great pride in her American Indian heritage and was a Christian of the Baptist faith.

Patsy worked as a switchboard operator at St. Luke's hospital and St. Mary's hospital, in St. Louis Missouri, for 38 years. She was a high school graduate of Roosevelt High School (class of 1965) and graduated from college as a Medical Assistant. She had a superb work ethic and worked up until the diagnosis of her Lewy Body dementia. Prior to working as a switchboard operator, she worked at Semco Plastics, where she met her husband of 45 years. She enjoyed reading, socializing, and dancing. She loved nothing more than her yearly family reunions at Meramec Springs Park in St. James, Missouri. However, the one thing that brought her the most joy was being a grandma (Mema). She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to LBDA ( Lewy Body Dementia Association ) at

Her graveside ceremony/burial will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Meeting outside the funeral home (Hoffmeister-South County) at 3 o'clock sharp and will proceed to Mount Hope Cemetery, per her request. There will be a reception, with dinner, immediately following around 4:00 P.M. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel at 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO.


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Chelsea Gilson

July 23, 2021

I always loved seeing my grandma on the weekends. When I was young she would make me waffles every time I went over there:) I remember one time my grandpa tried to steal it from me and I yelled “no that’s mine!” I have lots of memories with her and I would love to share them all, but would be here all day. My grandma was such an amazing, kind hearted person. She was very patient and I know that because she taught me how to hand sew clothes for my dolls. I hope she’s up in heaven dancing with my grandpa ❤️ I will forever love and miss you!

Denise Rose

July 23, 2021

Sending my deepest condolences.

Glenda Ledbetter

July 23, 2021

I'm Glenda, I was Pat's supervisor for many years at St. Marys Hospital. She was such a good person, so particularly with her appearance , so neat at her work station. She was so clean that some morning before she gets there I would put some crumb or leave a wrapper at her desk & she would say Glenda you been trespassing again. We would laugh and we were reaching her all the slangs & they sound so funny coming out of her mouth. We loved Pat she got alone with everyone & always help the new people.
God called one of his 😇home.
We love you Pat

Courtney Stahl

July 22, 2021

Growing up, we always looked forward to spending time with Mema (and Papa). She always spoiled us and would let us eat all the snacks while we played board games with her. We ALL would go straight to her closet in the hallway to pick out our own pack of gum from the “gum box” 😅
She was such a loving grandma and treated us all like royalty :)
She will be greatly missed but I will always make sure her memory stays alive ❤️