Patsie A. Ely
Patsie A. Ely
  • March 5, 1934 - June 23, 2010
  • Chillicothe, Illinois

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Patsie Ann Ely, 76, of Chillicothe, passed away at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a fifteen year battle with kidney disease.
She was born on March 5, 1934 in Bradford, IL to Marvin and Frieda (Cox) Taylor. She married Leland Ely on June 14, 1952 in Sikeston, MO. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1998 in Chillicothe. Her parents, one brother, Robert Taylor and one grandson, Christopher Ely also preceded her in death.
Surviving are her three children, Paul (Georgianna) Ely of Liberty, MO; David Ely of Peoria, IL and Veronica (David) Lucas of Bartonville, IL. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Megan Ely of Chicago, IL; Erin (Joshua) Horst of Cedar Rapids, IA and Michael Lucas of Bartonville, two sisters, Shirley (William) Herberger of Florida and Mary Ferando of Litchfield, IL, one brother, Jerry Taylor of Kewanee, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Patsie worked in the customer service department at GTE in Chillicothe for 13 years until they closed. She was an avid card player, who loved pinochle and bridge and sang with the Kitchen Ladies at several area nursing homes. Patsie was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
There will be no visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of the urn will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to T.A.P.S. Please visit Patsie's life story at