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Margaret "Bea" Patton

Margaret "Bea" Patton, age 84 of Linn, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Westphalia Hills Retirement Center.

Bea was born August 29, 1931, in Deepwater, Missouri, a daughter to the late Louis and Fern (Underwood) Sallaz.

Bea was a 1949 graduate of Hermann High School.

On September 30, 1950, Bea was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" L. Patton. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2010.

Bea moved from Hermann to the Linn area in 1960 where she worked in the cafeteria at Linn R-II School District and then at the Osage County Abstract office.

Bea was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church, Linn Jaycees, and Linn High School Booster Club. She enjoyed fishing, bingo, playing cards and reading, but her greatest joy was the time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Bea is survived by: two daughters, Theresa Dudenhoeffer and her husband Russell of Linn, and Linda Linnenbrink and her husband Donald of Linn; four grandchildren, Brett Dudenhoeffer and his wife Jena, Cody Dudenhoeffer, Tyler Rademann and his wife Amanda, and Megan Rademann; two great grandchildren, Alayna and Will and baby Rademann due in June; three step grandchildren, Beth Nivens and her husband Ryan, Elisha Busby and her husband Doug, and Erin Berhorst and her husband Ben; nine step grandchildren; and two brothers-in-law, Donnie Schulte and George (Barb) Epple both of Hermann and several nieces, nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents and spouse of 59 years, Bea was preceded in death by: three sisters, Donna Fredrick, Una Epple, and Judy Schulte; a son-in-law, Gary Rademann; and one brother-in-law, Orwine Fredrick

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at St. John's United Methodist Church with Rev. Floyd Gudde officiating. Interment will follow in the Hermann City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Breast Cancer Research, St. John's United Methodist Church, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hermann City Cemetery

Hermann, Mo 65041

Funeral Service

Thursday, January 14, 2016
11:00 AM

St. Johns United Methodist Church
920 East Main Street
Linn, Mo 65051

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Theresa and Linda- So very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was a really sweet lady. She and your family will be in my prayers. Janet

Janet Flanagan Hagedorn Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

Theresa & Linda - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss. Your mom & dad were such wonderful people. I remember the great laughs we had together.

Debbie Nilges Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers to your family during this time.

Stephanie Helmig Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God brings you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Cheryl Lynn Warren Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

Linda and Theresa, I am sorry to hear about your mom. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Paul Backues Jan 11 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Such a unique lady who will be missed by many; may the many wonderful memories carry you all through this difficult time.

Debbie Jaegers Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

Greg Wissmann Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM