Patricia A. "Pat" Brinkmeyer

Mrs. Patricia A. "Pat" Brinkmeyer, 87, of Quincy, died at noon Thursday (Jan. 24, 2013) in the Good Samaritan Home.

Born Oct. 31, 1925, in Quincy, Pat was a daughter of William C. and Alberta S. Blume Madigan. She married Robert "Bob" Brinkmeyer on Oct. 31, 1948, in Quincy. He survives.

Pat was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, where she was active with the Couples Club and Women's Guild. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, art and crafts, and floral arranging and was an avid bridge player, winning many bridge tournament championships.

Pat worked as a seamstress and was employed at Betty Gay's Women's Dress Shop and as a floral arranger at Kroner Florist for many years. She later worked as a framer at Inman's Frames until her retirement. Pat shared her gift by teaching others the art of floral arranging in classes at John Wood Community College.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; two sons, R. Michael "Mike" Brinkmeyer (Colleen) of Liberty and Steve Brinkmeyer (Sarah) of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Chris Brinkmeyer (Cindy) of Omaha, Neb., Rob Brinkmeyer of Liberty, and Matthew Brinkmeyer (Allison) and Neil Brinkmeyer, both of Memphis, Tenn; four great-grandchildren, Alek Caskey, Geneve Brinkmeyer, Madelleine Brinkmeyer and Liam Brinkmeyer; a sister, Mary Wachter Smith (Ralph) of Ely, Minn.; a brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Brinkmeyer (Shirley) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Brinkmeyer was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Wainscott; a brother-in-law, Ken Wachter; and two nieces, Lori Russo and Joy Marie Wainscott.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Ronald Graham. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: Noon until time of services Saturday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Good Samaritan Home or Sunset Home. Cards and correspondence may be sent to 744 E. 1638th St. Liberty, IL 62347.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.


Condolences may be expressed online at

Funeral Home

Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
1435 State Street Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-3662

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27, 2013