CHARLESTON - Patricia Jo Keown, 86, of Charleston, entered her Heavenly home Friday, May 3, 2019 at her home with her loving family beside her.
Her graveside funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Mound Cemetery, Charleston, with Pastor Virgil Baker officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. Arrangements: Caudill-King.
Patricia was born August 9, 1932 at Charleston, daughter of Joe and Ruth Ellen (Metzler) Combs. She married Paul Phillips; he preceded her in death after 22 years of marriage; she later married Donald Merle Rich, he passed away February 7, 1996 after 27 years of marriage; she later married Dale Keown, May 19, 1997; he died October 26, 2016 after 19 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter: Paula Jo Huddlestun of Charleston; two grandchildren: Matt (Cherie) Huddlestun and Lynnette Bennett, all of Charleston; and five great-grandchildren: Jada Renae Huddlestun, Jared Zane Tanner, Ashley Devin Bennett, Macie Lynn Bennett, and Clay Allen Johnson. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Art Abston and Dick Combs; and her precious dog Fluffy, who was always by her side.
Patricia was an active member of Northside Baptist Church, where she had been Sunday School Superintendent, sang in the choir, and was the food coordinator for special events. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Patricia loved working crossword puzzles, going to the Mattoon Lake, she loved being outside on her porch watching people go by, watching her great-granddaughter on channel 10 News, and loved attending activities for her great-grandchildren, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was well known for her peanut butter fudge, which she enjoyed making and sharing with others, and she was famous for her homemade pies. Patricia loved to travel all over the country, including Hawaii. In earlier years, she had worked at Brown Shoe Company and Dr. Hollowell’s office.
Patricia was just a lot of fun to be around.