Patricia Anne Lance age 85, of Waltonville passed away 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Pat was born November 18, 1930 in Ina, IL a daughter of Paul and Lillian (Laur) Hayse. She married Francis Junior “J.R.” Lance on December 23, 1950 in Ina, Illinois and he preceded in death on April 23, 2011.
Mrs. Lance attended the Waltonville Community Church. Pat worked for Waltonville Community School District Unit #1 for many years. She was a member of the Waltonville VFW Post 9153 Ladies Auxiliary and was active in the Veterans Day chili lunch. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her two daughters, Gwen Sawyers of Waltonville and Vicki and husband Jack Kerry of Dubois, Illinois; two grandsons, Shane M. Sawyers and wife Lexi of Mt. Vernon and Lance D. McGovern and special friend Amber Easley of Mt. Vernon, IL; three great granddaughters, Shayna M. Sawyers of Mt. Vernon, Ashlin Brooke McGovern of Ridgeway and Javelin Rae McGovern of Mt. Vernon; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lance of Waltonville and Imogene Lance of Orion, Illinois; and also many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Paul D. (Charlotte) Hayse and Billy J. (Betty) Hayse; sister, Marian (Tom) McKenzie; two brothers-in-law, Coy and Troy Lance.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Knob Prairie Cemetery in Waltonville, IL with Pastor Tim “Boomer” Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, IL.
For those who wish in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Knob Prairie Cemetery or the Waltonville Community Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to the funeral home at 2707 North Street Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.
For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.