M. Patterson, 74, of Danville PA passed
away Saturday, September 4, 2010. She was born March 29, 1936 in West
Virginia the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Staley.
She graduated from
Rittman High School in Rittman Ohio and from Geisinger School of Nursing
Danville PA as a LPN. Freda was employed as an LPN by Grandview Health
Homes, Inc. Danville PA. She served as a volunteer at The American Red
Cross in Danville PA and for SUNCOM in Bloomsburg PA.
Freda was a member of the
Catawissa VFW. Her enjoyments included reading, traveling and she
especially enjoyed beach vacations. Her greatest enjoyment was spending
time with her family.
She is survived by one
son; Shawn L. Patterson and his wife Jennifer of Danville PA and one
daughter, Debra J. Franklin and her husband Thomas of Danville PA. She is
also survived by five grandchildren; Matthew, Brandy, Jasmine, Alexis and
Hayden. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren; Kyla, Scott, Taylor
Dawn, Malaki and Jocelyn. She is also survived by her foster son, Patrick
Morris and his wife Denise of Bloomsburg PA. One brother, Robert Staley of
Rittman Ohio also survives her. Also surviving are several nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward Patterson in January
of 2010 and one brother, Virgil Staley and two sisters; Eloise Copley and
Relatives and friends are
invited to attend funeral services to be held Wednesday, September 8, 2010
at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA
with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland First Baptist Church Danville PA
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paulís (Straubís) Lutheran Cemetery
Danville PA. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of
service. Memorial contributions may be made to either Geisinger Home
Hospice 100 Academy Drive MC-1 Danville PA 17822 or The American Red
Cross 346 Mill Street Danville PA 17821. Arrangements are under the
direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.