Patricia Ann DeHamer, 73, of Aurora, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Springfield. Patty was born October 16, 1939 in Fairview, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Violet (Whittington) Graber.
She graduated from Verona High School in the class of '57. She worked as a line of type setter for the Wheaton Journal for 14 years and as a medical clerk at Cox Monett for 22 years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Wheaton Methodist church and the Aurora Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.
Patty was married on June 3, 1978, to Vernon DeHamer, who survives of the home. She is also survived by one sister, Kathleen Payne of Smithton, two grandsons, two great granddaughters, and five nieces and nephews, including Kathryn Waters, of Smithton.
Besides her parents, Patty was preceded in death by her son, Rex Tucker, of Mt. Vernon, and two older sisters: Mary Evelyn Baily, of Monett, and Juanita Weldy, of Verona.