Patricia K. English

UTICA -Patricia K. English, 76, of Utica died May 27, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 at St. Columba Church, Ottawa with Rev. Corey Krengiel officiating. Burial will be at Waltham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the Hurst Funeral Home, La Salle and at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Patricia was born April 8, 1942 in Dixon to Charles and Bernadette (Schwindaman) Mackin. She married Wayne English on Nov. 14, 1964.

Survivors include her husband of Utica; one son, Jeffrey (Phannee) English of Oglesby; one daughter, Kristen Bailey of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Keaton Bailey, Matt English and Lola English; one sister, Charlene (Larry) Lynch of Shorewood, Wis.; one brother, Jim “Charlie” (Kathy) Mackin of Clermont, Fla.; 11 nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Darlene Mackin of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by one brother, David Mackin.

Patricia graduated from St. Anthony School of Nursing in Rockford in 1963. She worked for Dr. Chung’s office in Earlville for over 30 years. She began working with Mary Kay Cosmetics on Nov. 7, 1986 and became a director in 1992. Patricia worked with Mary Kay for 32 years and during that time received 12 Mary Kay cars. She enjoyed international traveling, gardening and helping her husband on the farm.

Memorials may be directed to Marquette Academy in Ottawa.

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