OREGON – Patricia Ann “Pat” Jones-Carr-Rosenbalm, age 81, Oregon, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Feb. 2, 2018 at Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron, under Serenity Hospice care. She was born at home, in Oregon, on May 28, 1936 to Walter and Ruth Jones.
She married Richard “Dick” Carr on June 26, 1954. She later married George Rosenbalm on May 15, 1981. Patricia was a kind, hardworking, most giving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend to many. She loved gardening, cooking, spending time with her family and her friend Bob; she was best-known for her sugar cookies and blueberry coffee cake. She was a lifelong Oregon resident working at Snyder Manufacturing and retiring from E.D. Etnyre. She will be forever missed and never forgotten by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren:
Linda (Cliff) Greenhow, Steve (Joanne) Carr, Lori (Tim) Benesh, Stan (Mary) Carr and Doug Carr. Grandchildren; Jessica (Tom) Fraser, Jennifer Jensen (Brandon Watts), Lindsay Dempewolf, Trisha Dempewolf, Allison Bennett, Kristen (Doug) Reber, Austin (Megan) Carr, Lucas Carr, Jeremy (Destini) Benesh, Jason (Monica) Benesh, Joey Benesh (Kaitlin Moore), Carmen Carr, Shawn Lee, Lexi Carr, Parker Carr, and her 22 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her friend Bob Hand, sister Emmy Spickler, brother, Leonard Jones, sister-in-law Darlene Jones, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands’ Dick and George, daughter Vicki Young, great-grandson Kaleb Reeverts, brothers; Pete, Dick and Mick. Sisters; Elsie Lego, Mildred Dyer, Pauline Jones, and Loretta Jones, nephew; Brad Spickler.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at The Moose Club, 101 Moose Dr, Mount Morris, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In keeping with the wishes of Patricia, cremation with a private family burial will take place at Daysville Cemetery, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia’s name to Serenity Hospice Home, 1658 IL Rt. 2, Oregon, IL 61061. Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mount Morris, IL 61054 is assisting the family with the services.