Patricia Sue Bridges, 68, of Eureka, passed away at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.
She was born October 15, 1953 in Granite City, IL to Eldon and Dorothy (Siebert) Voss. She married Randall E. Bridges on August 23, 1975 in Morton, IL. He survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Bridges of Normal, IL and Rebecca (Kristen) Ryman of Clinton, IL; one son, Jacob (Shannon) Bridges of Eureka, IL; two sisters, Judy (Dennis) Jording of Eureka, IL, Penni (Jeff) Susag of Enterprise, AL; four grandchildren, Ryker Bendix of Normal, IL, Bailey, Grant, and Tilly Bridges of Eureka, IL; and three step-grandchildren, Carson (Michaela), Macy and Aidan Alexander of Clinton, IL.
Patricia graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She taught as a preschool teacher at Eureka Community Nursery School. She returned to school earning her LPN and spent the bulk of her career caring for residents at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. For more than 20 years, she and her husband owned and operated Bridges Plumbing.
Patricia was happiest traveling to Disney, sewing, reading, working in her flower garden, or spending time with her grandchildren. Her kind gentle spirit will be missing from all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. A graveside committal service will follow immediately after visitation at Olio Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Eureka Public Library. Patricia was an avid reader and always had a stack of books checked out from the library. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.argoruestmanharris.com.