Samantha Patterson

Samantha Jane “Sammi” Patterson, 72, of Dwight, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018) at Accolade Health Care of Pontiac after a battle with cancer.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A brief service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. Visitation will follow the service until 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family burial will be at a later date.

Sammi was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Burlington, Iowa. She was a daughter of the late Mary Jayne Lessenger Williams and Owen Williams. She married Thomas Patterson on June 23, 1973, in Iowa City, Iowa. He survives in Dwight.

She is also survived by sons, Daniel Patterson, and his partner, Andrew Wallace, New York City, and Matthew Patterson, Normal; brother, Gary Williams, and his wife, Josephine, University Park, Md.; and sister-in-law, Margaret Patterson, Lisle.

Sammi was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight and worked over the years as an audio-visual coordinator for Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago, an administrative assistant at Southeast Junior High School in Iowa City and Meredith Corp. in Des Moines, Iowa. She had a similar position at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Dwight United Methodist Church after moving to Dwight 38 years ago. From 1987 to 2003, she directed the student plays at Dwight Township High School.

Memorials in honor of Sammi may be made to the Dwight Township High School drama department. Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements.

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