Grace Patricia "Pat" Musk, 82, of Hoopeston, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2009 at Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home.
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Pat was born on July 25, 1927 in Hoopeston, a daughter of Joseph and Grace Bennett Musk.
Pat is survived by a brother, William E. Musk, of Hoopeston, and a sister Mrs. Raymond (Peggy) Pikna, of Akron, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Dale Musk and Howard Musk and one sister Marion Tranbarger.
Pat graduated from John Greer High school in 1945. Her love in life was music. She played the drums, base violin, accordion, guitar, piano and organ all by ear. Early in her career she travelled with different bands such as The Dad Marvin's Rhythm Girls Band, The Sunset Serenaders and the Jetliners. She played at many weddings, night clubs, state fairs, lodges and restaurants.
Pat played the organ for the National Sweetcorn festival for 44 years including the horse show and the National Sweetheart Pageant. She had been employed by the Uptown Lounge, Coachman Supper Club, FMC and Schumacher Electric.
She was a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and Professional Musicians Union.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home with Rev. Janet Eggleston officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Jaycees or Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home.
Brown-Alkire Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published in Hoopeston Chronicle from Dec. 7, 2009 to Jan. 7, 2010