Marion Joyce Patton
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Marion Joyce Patton
  • August 24, 1929 - December 11, 2017
  • Tempe, Illinois

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Rio Verde, AZ - Marion Joyce Patton (Keller), 88, of Rio Verde, AZ, formerly from Bloomington, passed away December 11, 2017 at Desert Flower Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ

Marion was born August 24, 1929, in Kenosha, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Bessie Keller. She married Bruce Patton on February 3, 1951. He passed away May 23, 1994.

Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Kelley (Eric), son Brad Patton (Ginger), son John Patton, sister Lois Allie, and grandchildren Mitch and Erin Kelley, Adam and Leah Patton (Brad), and Nicole and Kayla Patton (John).

Marion was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother and is known for never missing a sporting event, school function, or any other activity involving her children and grandchildren. She was a long time golfer at Crestwicke Country Club and Rio Verde Country Club (in Arizona). She formed many lifetime bonds with her friends there. She had a long association and friendship with countless State Farm employees she met through her husband, Bruce. She was best friends with her sister and always looked forward to seeing her.

A family ceremony will be held at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens on Thursday, December 21, at 3:30pm. A public celebration of her life will be held after at the Hilton Doubletree on Brickyard Drive in Bloomington from 5:30pm -8:00pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.