We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Owens Funeral Home
Patricia Claire Hannon died Friday, September 2nd, 2022, at Meadowbrook Green House West in Urbana, with her family by her side. She was 86 years old.
Friends may greet the family at a visitation on Friday, September 16th from 4-7 p.m. at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St. in Champaign. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 501 W. State St. Mahomet, with inurnment immediately following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ivesdale. Friends and family are then invited to a Celebration of Life at Silvercreek restaurant, 402 N. Race St. Urbana from 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Patricia was born the third of four children in 1936 to Francis and Loretta Coffey. She attended Holy Cross School and Champaign High, graduating in 1954. She married Bruce Hannon in 1956. He survives. She studied Art at the University of Illinois and later became a Registered Nurse after graduating from the Parkland College Nursing program with four teenagers at home. For years, she worked tirelessly in Cardiac Care at Mercy Hospital in Urbana and eventually left that work to become a farm manager and caregiver to her father and to her grandchildren.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church for most of her life. She shared her faith with family and friends by telling stories of saints and everyday miracles. She was a forward-thinking parent who was involved in the organization of the first Montessori school in the area and was also instrumental in creating the Committee to Save Allerton Park with her husband, Bruce.
She was a wonderful Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lit up her days when they would visit. Her home was their comfort with its magical fairy gardens, soft furniture, and always-full cookie jar.
In addition to her husband of 66 years, Bruce Hannon of Champaign, Patricia is survived by three children; Claire (Brian) Deal, Laura (Scott) Madden, and Brian (Rhonda Starkey) Hannon, seven grandchildren; Caitlin (Derek) Peterson, John Deal, Ellen (Joe) Saathoff, Sean (Regina) Madden, Ben (Genevieve) Madden, Tyler (Camille) Starkey, and Logan (Megan) Hannon, and eight great-grandchildren: Violet, George, Mae, Richie, Freddy, Lincoln, Kennedy, and one on-the-way.
She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher, in 1993, and three sisters: Mary Joan Coffey, Rosemary Coffey, and Kathleen McDaniel.
Our mother was especially fond of the Cursillo program and mission, and we request that any donations in her name be sent to either:
Eastern Area Cursillo Community, PO Box 7043, Champaign, IL 61826-7043, or Allerton Park, via the University of Illinois Foundation @ uif.uillinois.edu.
Eastern Area Cursillo Community
PO Box 7043, Champaign IL 61826