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Patricia M. Leach

October 23, 1933 - February 1, 2019

Patricia M. Leach, 85, of Rochester, died at 8:16 am, Friday, February 1, 2019 at her home. She was born October 23, 1933 in Springfield, to Franklin and Agnes (Carroll) Atteberry. She married Lum Leach on June 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Lenna DeGroot of Rochester and Laura Dwyer of Springfield; one son, James Leach of Springfield; one daughter-in-law, Sylvia Leach of Springfield; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, David and Michael Leach; one grandson, Michael Dwyer; son-in-law Steve Dwyer; daughter-in-law, Lisa Leach; and ten brothers and sisters.
Patricia was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Rochester. She retired from the state of Illinois Department of Public Aid in December of 2002 and had previously worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue.

She loved to read and crochet; enjoyed attending the theater, especially when members of her family were performing; and was an avid Downton Abbey fan.

The family would like to thank her granddaughter Casey and Casey’s fiancé Dave O. for the wonderful care they gave to Patricia over the past two years.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Monday, February 4, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. A vigil prayer service will be held at 4 pm.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Rochester, with Reverend R. Dean Probst officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church in Rochester.

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

St. Jude Church


633 South Walnut Street
Rochester, IL 62563

217-498-9197 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church in Rochester.

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