Patricia Kathryn Juneau, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
Loving daughter of the late Edward J. and Anna Mae (nee, McFretridge) Juneau of Wood River; dear mother of Anne (Jeffrey, MD) Craver, David (Lucie) Dempsey, Andrew Dempsey, Jane (late, Phillip) Dempsey and Michael Dempsey of St. Louis; proud grandmother of Mary Pat (Jason, MD) Stangl of Middleton, WI. Lilly Dempsey, David "Buddy" III Dempsey, Liza Dempsey, Julie Dempsey (Trevor Rakers), Michael Dempsey, Jr., and Jame Dempsey of St. Louis; great grandmother of Charlie Stangl and Cameron Stangl of Middleton, WI, Ava Rakers, Thomas Joseph "T.J." Rakers, Anthony Nico Rivituso of St. Louis. Preceded in death by her four beloved siblings: Eleanore Rhodes of Wood Rive, Edward N. Juneau of Granite City, Mary Helen Cox of Wood River and Virginia Moore of Alton.
Pat graduated from Marquette Catholic High School in Alton in 1950. She received a BS in English from St. Louis University and a Missouri Lifetime Teaching Certificate K-12 in 1954. She taught Lucky Lane Nursery School (formerly Ladue Nursery School) in St. Louis, 1955-56, before becoming a devoted mother of five children. She later trained as a Montessori teacher at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Chicago in 1965, and taught Montessori for 3-6 year old children at the Academy of the Visitation, St. Louis for eleven years, 1965-76.
A celebration of her life will be held at Holy Angels Parish Church (formerly St. Bernard Catholic Church), 345 E. Acton Av, Wood River, IL at 11 am on Tuesday, November 5. Father Donald Wolford will officiate. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marquette Catholic High School, 219 E. 4th St., Alton, IL 62002.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.