Patricia “Pat” J. Goldesberry, 68, of Springfield, died at 11:05 am, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 1, 1945 in Springfield, to Virgil and Doris Carter Lehman. She married Leonard “Len” Goldesberry on June 29, 1963 and he preceded her in death on April 26, 2009.
Her parents; two sisters, Mary and Barbara Lehman and four brothers, Robert, Richard, Brad and William also preceded her in death.
Survivors include three children; Christine (David) Goldesberry-Curry, Steven Goldesberry and Melissa Goldesberry-Cass all of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Alexandra, Brett, Benjamin (Ashley), Hannah, Kirsten, Tyler and Caleb; one great granddaughter, Annabelle and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pat was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She was an honorary member of the Prop Club.
She retired from the State of Illinois where she had worked for more than 20 years. She enjoyed bowling, darts, gambling, playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation: 4-7 pm Monday, January 21, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 7 pm, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.