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Obituaries

Patricia Atherton

WALNUT — Patricia L. Atherton, 68, of Walnut died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.

Patti was born Oct. 14, 1951, in Princeton, the daughter of Ralph and Eunice (Wiggim) Thompson. She married R. Bruce Atherton on Feb. 10, 1973, in Manlius.

Patti was employed as a flight attendant for American Airlines and also LCN Door Closers in Princeton. She also enjoyed traveling and taking trips with girlfriends, Bruce and family.

She was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church, where she was active on the church board.

Survivors include her husband of Walnut; one daughter, Jaime Atherton of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sons, Lucus (Amanda) Atherton of Palmetto, Fla., and Ryan (Kimberly) Atherton of Walnut; four sisters, Sue Ann (Larry) Frank of Princeton, Jane (Pete) Miller of Harmon, Julie Thompson of Walnut and Lisa (Greg) Heaton of Dixon; three brothers, Dave (Jill) Thompson of Clear Lake, Calif., Gene Thompson of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Thomas Thompson of Braceville; and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Haley, Hannah, Madison, Harrison, Landry and Karlee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter-in-law, Margaret; and one nephew, Brett Thompson.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Walnut United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Poust officiating. Burial will take place in the Walnut Cemetery at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

Memorials have been established to the Walnut United Methodist Church, the CJD Foundation and VITAS Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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