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|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1929, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 18, 2008|
John Patterson, 78, of Conway, died Friday, April 18, 2008, at St. John's Hospital- Springfield.
He was born July 24, 1929, and was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Patterson.
He was a member of First Congregational UCC in Lebanon, and was one of the founders of People First in Lebanon.
Survivors include a foster son, Bobby O'Dell, of Conway.
A memorial service for John Patterson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008, at First Congregational Church in Lebanon with the Revs. Ellen Martin and Charley Arehart officiating.
The body was cremated under the direction of Day Funeral Home of Marshfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to People First of Lebanon.
-In Memory of John Patterson-
On Friday night,April 18th,2008 John passed away after several years of battling health problems.Many people know John Patterson as a advisor for the Lebanon People First Chapter or as Bobby O'Dell's supporter.For those of you that don't know John,he was a huge advocate in the disability field.He was a man who believed in people with disabilities and showed it in many ways.John supported Bobby for many years on the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities and other committees by driving him to meeting and assisting him in his role as a member and a chair.John was alway there for his local members and for the statewide People First organization.John was usually sitting silently in the background with his arms crossed,but if he saw a problem or he felt that people with disabilities neeed their voice heard.he would alway speak up. John touched many lives and will greatly missed by the self-advocacy movement in Missouri.
(This is writing by People First of Missouri)
-He was the Advisor for People First of Lebanon Mo.-
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: John Warrick Burriss
Record added: May 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27220618
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