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Patrice Ann McCartney

December 16, 1958 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 62)



Patrice Eilleen "Patti" McCartney, 62, of East Peoria, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 11:15 PM, at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born on December 16, 1958, in Peoria, IL, to Daniel J. and Anna L. (Sutter) McDade. 

Patti was a dedicated employee and retired from the City of Peoria after 35 years. She was a loving mother who treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Patti especially loved her role as Grandma. She enjoyed long walks with her dog, Ginger, and spending time with family and friends. She had a passion for being near the water and activities such as camping, boating, and having bonfires on her beach with loved ones.

Surviving are her two daughters and one stepson; LeeAnn (Marcus) Diaz of Brookville, OH., Erica Lawrence of Peoria, IL., and Chris Jones of Pekin. She leaves behind eight grandchildren -  Jazmen (Markell), Darrien, Andres', Brooklyn, Marco, Wyatt, Karman, and Beau, along with three great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Jude Meinke, three brothers, Rick Hillyer, Jerry McDade, and Tom (Wendy) McDade; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and her best friend, Ginger.   Her parents, one brother Danny, one sister Bridget, and long-time love John Jones preceded her in death.

Patti was known for her selflessness, compassion, and loyalty and will be missed by all who knew her. Her strength, bravery, and love will continue to inspire us.

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.  For anyone interested in attending Patti’s celebration of life, email us at, and when that is scheduled, we will email you a reply with the details. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for her family, please visit

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