Patricia K. Duffield (nee Roberts), 87, of St. Anne and formerly of Dolton, passed away Friday (Nov. 9, 2018) at her home. She was born April 29, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Clarence and Ella Chulpsa Roberts. Patricia married Robert Duffield on Aug. 25, 1991.
Patricia was a homemaker. Many years ago, she worked for Ford Aircraft making blueprints. She enjoyed all her dogs during the years, her chickens, playing bingo and, most of all, going to garage sales. Robert and Patricia were Santa and Mrs. Claus for many years during Christmastime — Robert being remembered as the “Hieland Road Santa Claus”. Patricia was of Lutheran faith and loved to be around her family.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Duffield, of St. Anne; one daughter, Debra (Tony) Gass, of Monticello, Ind.; four sons, Jack Kerrick, of Little Rock, Ark., James (LeAndra) Kerrick, of Lake Tomahawk, Wis., Bryan (Linda) Kerrick, of St. John, Ind., and Timothy (Traci) Duffield, of Monroe, La.; one sister, Clarette Johnson, of Crown Point, Ind.; twelve grandchildren, Tami (Rodney) Bolton, Dean Tucker, Daniel Tucker, Bradley Kerrick, Sara Kerrick, Kelly Kerrick, Tyler Kerrick, Lauren Kerrick, Brendan Kerrick, Jeremy Duffield, Aaron Duffield and Megan Boatner; eleven great-grandchildren, Cody Tucker, Cooper Bolton, Kaleb Besson, Brooklyn Kerrick, Lilly Purser, Timothy Purser, Dolton Tucker, Logan Duffield, Alissa Duffield, William Duffield and Skylar Boatner; sisters-in-law, Judy Grob, Audrey Truesdale, Mary Leitz, Shirley Connors, Jeanette Grob and Anne Lambert; brothers-in-law, Art Lambert and Gerald Levesque; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Joseph Baraban and Alabelle and Charles Mamroth; and two brothers-in-law, Russell Johnson and Roger Lambert.
Visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Burial will follow at Aroma Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family’s wishes.
Please sign her guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com.