Patsy Almasy

EAST PEORIA - Patsy R. Almasy, 75, of East Peoria passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Fondulac Rehabilitation Care Center in East Peoria.

She was born April 26, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., to Reburn and Helen (Plank) Cottingham. She married Paul Almasy in Peoria on Dec. 20, 1958. He passed away on April 12, 1993.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger; and one brother, Ronald.

Surviving are six children, Trudy Almasy, Kenneth Almasy, James Almasy, Alison Walker, Kari Mason and Linda Hopper; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two brothers, Larry (Irene) and Reyburn (Grace) Cottingham. She and her husband also were foster parents to many other children.

She worked as a nurse and also worked for FP Mail Systems of Peoria before retiring.

She was a longtime Sweet Adeline member. Patsy was a founding member of the Unity Church of Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with Deacon Bill Sloman officiating. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Pets for Seniors.

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Remmert Funeral Home
521 East Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-9613

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 26, 2011