Elda “Jewell” Patterson

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Elda “Jewell” Patterson, 82, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville, Ark.

She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Okmulgee, Okla., the daughter of Mark and Lula Mae (Craig) McElhannon. On Sept. 21, 1958, she was united in marriage to Preston Patterson, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Joyce Shrum and her husband Lynn of Washburn, and Donna Lambert and her husband John of Winter Springs, Fla.; one son, Allen Patterson and his wife Debi of Bella Vista, Ark.; one sister, Mary Reagan of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Louise DeWitt; two grandsons; one great granddaughter; six brothers; and two sisters.

She grew up and received her education in Oklahoma and then attended beauty school. For eight years she resided in Hobbs, N.M. and in 1973, moved to Missouri to make her home.

Services were held Tuesday, at Roller Baptist Church in Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Rev. Lawrence Shuey conducted the services. Burial was at Roller Cemetery in Washburn.

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Cassville, Missouri