Patricia A. (Clark) Edmonds

Born: Fri., Nov. 8, 1929
Died: Tue., Mar. 2, 2021


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Mar. 06, 2021
Location: Pittsfield Location

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Mar. 06, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Patricia A. Edmonds, age 91, of Sparta, IL and formerly of Pittsfield, IL passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Sparta, IL. A part of her died last spring when our elected officials determined that it was ok to mentally abuse our seniors by placing them in solitary confinement.

She was born on November 8, 1929 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Thomas Wiley and Opal Henderson Clark. She married Richard C. Edmonds on June 30, 1951, at the Cedar Creek Church in Little York, IL. He was the luckiest man on earth. He knew that because she continually reminded him.

Patricia graduated from Little York High School in Little York, IL and from Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was very proud of her college degree in Business/Accounting.

She spent her life caring for her family, along with all that goes with being a farm wife. Once the family moved to Pittsfield, Pat enjoyed working at the Pittsfield Community Center and volunteering numerous hours for many organizations and causes.

During the nearly 50 years she lived in Pittsfield, she was a member of numerous organizations. She was a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, where she sang for many years in the Chancel Choir, was a member of the United Methodist Women, Madonna Fellowship and taught Sunday school. Patricia was also a member of PEO Sisterhood in Pittsfield, IMC in Pittsfield, 4-H in Pittsfield and Nite II unit HCE.

She is survived by children, Larry (Ruth Ann) Edmonds of Phoenix, AZ, Roger (Lori) Edmonds of Blaine, WA, Barb (Ward) Brown of Sparta, IL and Gary (Diane) Edmonds of Galva, IL; grandchildren, Jeff Farris of Sparta, IL, Erika (Joseph) Hefler of Manhattan, KS, Eric Edmonds of Phoenix, AZ, Melanie (Aaron) Ford of Bloomington, IL and Riley Edmonds of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; great granddaughter, Paisley Hefler of Manhattan, KS; siblings, Jane Sanderson of Cadillac, MI and Richard Clark of Little York, IL; cousins (raised in the home), Barb (Paul) Ellefson of Lexington, IN and Carol (Greg) Dotseth of Cedar Falls, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, T. Wiley and Opal Clark; husband, Richard Edmonds; grandson, Gregory Farris; sister in law, JoAnn Clark; and brother in law, Jim Sanderson.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Visitation will be Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine, IA. Memorials are suggested to be made to Pittsfield United Methodist Church or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Patricia's memory to the following organizations:

Donor's Choice

Pittsfield United Methodist Church
222 N. Monroe, Pittsfield, IL 62363

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Missy Borrowman
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
Roger and Family,
I don’t remember how I met Pat other than she was your mom. Maybe it was
IMC (Interested Mothers Club)
She was always nice to me.
I know you will miss your mom. Give you and your family strength in the following days. You can remember all the memories of the days past when you lived on Sycamore Street.

Agnes Peile
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021

Chuck Yaeger
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
Roger and family, sad to hear of your mother's passing. A wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peggy Conkright
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
To the Edmonds family, I was very sorry to hear about Pat's passing, although I know she's in a much better place. Pat was a wonderful person, the kind of person that lights up the room when she'd walk in. She was a special person/friend. I enjoyed working with her in Extension and was a member of her unit for many years. She will be remembered fondly for a long time by many of us. Prayers for your healing hearts.

Roger and Dorothy Yaeger
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
Roger and family, so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a very nice lady. You all have our deepest sympathy.
Dorothy and Roger Yaeger

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
To the Edmond’s kids, my condolence on the loss of your Mom.
On behalf of my Mom, Glenna Claus, (dec)2010 and I we want you to know what a wonderful person she was. Friend, neighbor, an asset to the entire community she was. God Bless you and all yours.
Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Loretta Dobbins Grote
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Dear Larry, Roger, Barb and Gary,
Your mother was such a wonderful, gracious, lovely lady. As an adult I enjoyed spending time with her in PEO. As a teenager, I knew her as best as Barb and Roger’s mom and the neighbor down the street. It makes me smile to think of her. Not much could ruffle her feathers, not even you, Roger. (Kidding) She was so proud of all of you and spoke of you often when we talked. I am so very sorry for your loss. She touched my heart. Hugs.

   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
What a special person. Nothing but good memories. Sorry for your loss.

Sherry and Dave Ghag
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. Edmonds passing. We were fortunate to meet her a number of times when she visited Roger, Lori, and Riley in Washington state. She was always so happy, interested in all, and genuinely a kind person. Listening to Roger and Lori speak of her at home always brought a smile to our faces. Who knew you could vacuum bird seed remnants from under the feeder outside? A lesson to be learned! The Edmonds also set the fabulous example of family vacations every two years. Again, something to learn. Thank you, Mrs. Edmonds for extending your reach beyond your lucky family. Sherry and Dave Ghag, Canada.

Jill DeWolf
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lovely lady and a great neighbor for many years. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.
Jill DeWolf

Roger Turner
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
Larry, Roger, Barb and Gary – I am so sorry to learn of your dear mother’s passing. Pat was a kind and wonderful lady, a great neighbor and a dear friend to my mom. Pat was a loving mother and served her church and community. I know she will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but will be warmly remembered by all who knew her. Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Edmonds family in this most difficult of times.

Dennise Campbell
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
Roger and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a wonderful lady who will ge missed. Take care, Dennise

Nancy Zaharchuk
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom, Grandma and dear friend. I only had the chance to meet Mrs. Edmonds a few times and found her to be a warm and wonderful person. I always looked forward to seeing what she sent my sister Lori, brother in law Roger and niece Riley for Christmas. For Roger it was quite often a calendar or something with an Oscar Meyer theme, for Lori it was clothes, magazines or household items - all with a nature theme and for Riley it was something to do with horses. This lovely lady will live forever in our hearts.

Roger and Tina Hall
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
Sending sincere condolences-we're so sorry for your loss.

Paula (Chamberlain) McLaughlin
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Ruth Ann (Cooper) Uphoff
   Posted Thu March 11, 2021

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort during this difficult time.

Ruth Ann

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra
   Posted Fri March 12, 2021
I knew Pat, Gary, Diane, Erika, and Melanie and we also attended the Pittsfield UMC. I didn't realize Pat was a graduate of Monmouth College until she found out that's where our sons attended. Erika and one of our sons were both at Monmouth College at the same time - Erika was a cheerleader and our son was in the Marching Band and we enjoyed seeing Pat and her family at games. She was a lovely and gracious lady and she has been missed.

Darwin and Lisa Feenstra and family

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