Patricia Nordyke, 69, formerly of East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at her home in Deltona, Florida.
Pat retired after a 30 year career with Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) in St. Louis, Missouri.
In her younger days Pat played softball competitively for the Collinsville Comanches with her sisters, Chris and Sheila. Pat enjoyed playing softball well into her 50's. She also loved bowling with her late husband Richard. After Richard's death in 1999, she moved to Florida to be closer to her son and his family. Pat had a lifelong love for animals and most recently enjoyed providing foster care for a dog and two cats.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Nordyke; her parents, Francis J. and Veronica R., nee Woodcock, O'Brien; and her brothers, Frank and John O'Brien.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Debbie McCoy of Port Orange, Florida; two granddaughters, Christine Beaudoin and Kimberly McCoy; sisters, Chris Schilling, Sheila Logan and Kathy Heroux; and her brother, Mike O'Brien.
For those who prefer to send flowers, please do so. In lieu of flowers you may honor Pat's love of animals by making a donation in her name to your local humane society.
Funeral: A graveside service for Pat will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Valley View Cemetery, 1564 Lewis Road, Edwardsville, Illinois.
HERR FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Illinois.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 2, 2016