Obituary of Janet Patterson
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Ilion - Mrs. Janet Patterson, 79, of Ilion, passed away, Thursday, May 18, 2023 in The Grand Rehabilitation & Nursing in Ilion with her family by her side. A lifelong Ilion resident, Janet was born in Ilion on May 12, 1944, the daughter of the late Harold and Suzie Lampher Riddell and she attended Ilion Schools. She was married to Claude (Chick) Patterson on December 31, 1969 in Ilion. Janet was the last founding member of SBJ Candy & Fudge in Ilion. She was a devoted woman who loved her family very much. Janet is survived by one son and daughter in law, Don and Carol Patterson; a daughter Vikki Smithson and husband Todd; her grandchildren, Justin Smithson and his wife, Jess, Richell and Shawn Devereese, Kayla Patterson and Cody Patterson; great-grandchildren, Kaylub Cole, Jake Demars, Brody Devereese, Oliver Smithson; her best friend of 42 years, Nancy Budney and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, too many to list. She also leaves behind an older brother Harold and sister in law Ellie of the Masonic Home. She was predeceased by one brother, George Riddell; her sisters, Betty and her husband Leonard, Jill and her husband, Don Evans and her great-grandson, Jameson. Janet's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at The Grand, especially Nurse Candy. In keeping with Janet's wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. To leave condolences for Janet's Family, please visit www.whiter-hendrix.com
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