Jane Riegel Hume Patterson


MENDOTA - Jane Riegel Hume Patterson, 91, of Mendota passed away Nov. 17, 2018 at her home at Stonecroft Village.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 at First United Methodist Church, Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial will be at Restland Cemetery at a later date. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota assisted the family with arrangements.

Jane was born April 12, 1927 in Mendota to Victor and Della (Ammons) Riegel. She married James Hume on Aug. 14, 1948. After his death, she married Edward Patterson on Nov. 21, 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Marsha (Joseph) Jones and Michelle (Mark) Babin; three stepchildren, Drew Patterson, Leslie Patterson and Amanda (John) Ormond; six grandchildren, John (Denice Schmidt) Setchell, Joanne (David) McNally, James “Toby” (Karrie) Setchell, Jessica (Thomas) Sondgeroth, Brent (Julie Stroinski) Babin and Elizabeth (Darren) Pask; 10 step-grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Babin, Joseph (DeDe Giacometti) Jones, Jennifer (Jason) Fabish, Jason (Ember Michel) Jones, Zoe Patterson, Alexia Patterson, Samantha Patterson, Nicole Patterson, Renee Ormond and Kelly Ormond; and many great-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Riegel and Della Eckart; her husbands; one brother, Wesley Riegel; and one sister, Margaret Robeson.

Jane was a graduate of Mendota High School and Copley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nurse degree. She also attended Bradley University, Peoria and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. She lived in Mendota until 1970 when she moved to New Canaan, Conn. She later moved to Savannah, Ga., Tempe, Ariz. and Chatham, Mass. before returning to Mendota in 2014.

Before Jane started her travels, she was a past-president of Mendota Community Hospital Auxiliary and a chairman of its gift shop. She also acted in Mendota Community Theater productions. While she lived in Chatham, she was the owner of The Glass Owl, a collectible glass shop. Jane loved to dance, play golf, decorate her homes and entertain family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church in Mendota, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the donor’s choice.

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