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PEKIN ~ Patricia Kay “Pat” Myers Garlisch, 76, of Pekin, passed away at 9:02 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at Pekin Manor.

She was born April 8, 1941 in Lincoln to Damon W. and Bertha Freida (Edwards) Myers.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Alfred Garlisch; and one brother, Richard W. Myers.

Surviving are her cousins, Rose (Roy) Leamon of Pekin and Christine Bullock of Canton.

Pat had worked at Pekin Hospital as a dietary cook from April 5, 1971 to August 8, 1997.  She had previously worked as an Avon representative.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin.  She previously taught Sunday school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Manito for many years.

Pat enjoyed reading, embroidery, needlepoint, crafts and scrapbooking.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor James C. McClarey and Pastor Judy Doyle will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St. Pekin, IL 61554 or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave. Peoria, IL 61637.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com