Patricia Mae Smith, or “Pidge” as she was known to her family and close friends, was born on October 30, 1946 in Clinton, IL to Paul Franklin Zimmerman and Ida Mae (Figg) Zimmerman. She passed away on March 25, 2020 in the home that she grew up in.
Pat was the proud mother of three children: Joseph Spencer (Amy) Smith, Clinton; Angela Nicole (Nikki) Smith; and Bryanna Jo Ross (Timothy Rosten) Zimmerman, Bloomington, IL. She was also the proud and loving grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters: Lauren Nicole Smith and Emily Marie Smith, both of Clinton. She had one brother, Paul Franklin (Nancy) Zimmerman, Jr., Buhl, Idaho, and one sister, Dolly Ross (Norman) Lauria, Bay City, MI, plus nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were very dear to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Nikki.
Pat was a woman of many talents and never met a craft she couldn’t conquer. In recent years, she greatly enjoyed selling her homemade items at the Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market. Everyone there became like a second family. Pat also enjoyed reading, sudoku and word puzzles, watching TV and movies, and spending time with her family and pets.
For several years, Pat volunteered at the Clinton elementary schools through the Foster Grandparents program. She was proud of the work she did there and loved the teachers and students who came to know her as “Grandma Pat” or “G.P.”
She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be directed to the Patricia Mae Smith Memorial Fund.
Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com