She was born October 21, 1928 in Galesburg, Ill. the daughter of Richard Leon and Thelma Eleanor Clark Freeman. She married Gayle E. Hoyt on August 26, 1950 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1994.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth A. Foley of Chicago, Ill; three sisters, Katie England and Ginger Stone both of Galesburg and Nancy Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two grandchildren, Danny Hoyt of The Colony, Texas and Nicholas Hoyt of Dallas, Texas and two great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Bruce Hoyt in 1994 and a sister Jeri Tonkin.
Patricia worked for Blake Law Office for 15 years. She graduated from Corpus Christi High School. She was a volunteer for OSF St. Mary Medical Center. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved to travel the world, including Rome, Middle East, France, Jerusalem and Africa.
Funeral Mass will be 9:30 am Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Corpus Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Friday evening at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rosary at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Western Illinois Kidney Center, 765 N. Kellogg St. Galesburg Ill. or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.h-p-w.com.