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Patricia B. Anderson

April 21, 1935 - May 1, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Patricia B. Anderson, 74, of Springfield died at 8:08 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at her home.

She was born April 21, 1935, in Judsonia, Ark., the daughter of Jesse and Lena Bridgeman. She married Don Anderson on June 22, 1957.

Her parents preceded her in death.

She was a teacher for District 186 for 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree from UIS Springfield, formerly Sangamon State University. She was a founding member and former president of Prairie Art Alliance. She was active with Hoogland Center for the Arts, Bag Ladies Craft Circle, Springfield Ceramics & Crafts Club. She won the Mayor’s Award for Arts Volunteer in 1998. Her painting was published in the November 2000 issue of the Pastel Journal. She enjoyed traveling, reading and doing art work.

Surviving are her husband, Don; two daughters, Kristin (Stanley) Croenne of Springfield and Marcia (Tommy) O’Donnell of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Ivy O’Donnell, and Justin and Kevin Croenne; and a sister, Evelyn Nicholas of Hobart, Ind.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Merrill officiating. A memorial gathering will follow at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Springfield Food Pantry.

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