Betty Grace Patton

November 22, 1922June 25, 2014

Betty Grace (“Shotsi”) Patton (born DeFraties) of Springfield, Illinois died peacefully on June 25, 2014 while residing at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. She was born in St. Louis, MO on November 22, 1922. She was the only child of Marie and Orrel L. DeFraties who died in 1999.

She was the beloved mother of and survived by Todd Cary Patton, M.D. (wife Kimora) of Yonkers, NY and Craig Dow Patton, Esq. of Springfield, IL. She survived her husband, Samuel Catherwood Patton, Esq., who passed in August, 2011. They were married October 18, 1947.

She was active in many civic organizations including the EO Chapter of PEO, The Questers, Nightingale Circle of the Kings Daughters Organization of Springfield, Bridge Club, the Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club and the Springfield Civic Garden Club. She was a former member with her husband of Illini Country Club.

Her remains will be interred with her husband at Camp Butler Cemetery. Private arrangements are planned per request of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield.


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Ruth Stults

July 4, 2014

Dow and Todd, sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was such a kind person. I always enjoyed talking to her. May you find peace in all the good memories you have of her. Will be thinking of you during this time.

Kendra Henke

July 3, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad when I was young. I thought she had the neatest name, "Shotsi"! She was a beautiful and caring person. She will be missed.

Mickey Daniels

July 2, 2014

I had the good fortune of crossing paths with Betty and we became walking buddies. She was a well known figure in our neighborhood and was greeted by everyone who met her. She made me appreciate and see the beauty in the world and I so enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Mary von Liski

July 1, 2014

"Shotsi" was a true joy to know at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. When I played the piano and sang, she was always there smiling and joining everyone. She enjoyed the puppets I brought and was my official puppet person!! Heartfelt sympathy. Wishing the family a song in your heart, a rainbow after the rain, peace, hope, and cherished memories of a grand woman.