Patty Edwards

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Patty Kay Edwards, 65, of Belleville, IL, born December 26, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 27, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Patty started her career in banking with Associated Bank, formerly Illini Federal, then First Financial Bank where she spent more than 30 years as a teller, banker, checking department manager, and teller supervisor manager. She later worked at FCB as a banker for 12 years before retiring in 2018. She was dedicated to her customers, greeting them with a warm smile and always remembering their names.

Patty made lifelong friends with many co-workers she met through the years. They fondly remember her for her sense of humor, quit wit and fun personality. She loved shared trips to sunny beaches and outlet malls and found it hard to miss a craft fair. Patty was warmly known as a wonderful mother to her rescue cat, Bear. Bear would keep her company while she created beautiful cross-stitched items or became the master of crossword puzzles.

She was most recognized as a truly dedicated St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan! She loved going to games, cheering them while watching on TV, and she certainly had her favorite players.  She touched many lives and will always be so warmly remembered.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred B. Edwards; and her mother, Doris E., nee Alred, Edwards.

Surviving are her brother, Larry E. (Elizabeth) Edwards of Oakland, CA;
two nieces, Rebekah Edwards and Amanda Edwards;
and a great-niece, Georgiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Helping Strays of Monroe County, to the Belleville Area Humane Society, or to the Belleville Public Library. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

According to Patty’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.

A celebration of Patty’s life is to be held at a later date, also per her wishes.


7 Comments on Patty Edwards

Leslie Goldberg said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 4:44 PM

Patty was indeed a long time friend adding laughter to any gathering. She loves her job and the people she worked with. She always went the extra mile to help someone in need in those times will not soon be forgotten. My heartfelt sympathies are extended to her family

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Mark D. Becker said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2020 at 11:44 PM

Larry, my sincerest condolences on Patty's passing and my late brother's wife Maggie wishes to express her deepest sympathies as well. God Bless and you are in our prayers.

  • Trenton
  • Illinois
Sue Norbury said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2020 at 3:02 PM

My sympathy to you all on your loss. I worked with Patty indirectly for 9 years at FCB. She will missed.

  • Trenton
  • Illinois
Thompson family said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2020 at 9:45 PM

Remembering Patty and family as close neighbors with Thompson family on Wabash Ave. Back in early 70s when dating Mike (with whom I married); and Kaye (rest in peace) and Don Thompson who all enjoyed her kind heart and friendship, as well as her funny Dad and loving mother. Our prayers are with her family. Very fond memories are forever cherished. RIP Patty?

  • OFallon
  • Illinois
Susan Davis Stewart said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2020 at 8:42 PM

Patty was always fun to be around. She had an infectious smile and kind eyes. God bless her , her family, and her friends.

  • Herrin
  • IL
Sally Davis Edwards said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2020 at 6:15 PM

Patty was a sweet friend of mine from high school. She always had a smile on her face and was such a joy to be around. My heartfelt condolences to Patty’s family, co-workers and friends.

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
Mike said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2020 at 4:56 PM

My condolences goes out to the family and friends that knew Patty Edwards she will be missed

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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