Graveside services for Cheryl Sue Patterson, 67, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2019 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Patterson passed away at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Magnolia Square Nursing and Rehabilitation, Springfield, Missouri.
She was born June 21, 1952, at West Plains, Missouri to Teddy “Ted” Paul Downen and Barbara Ruth Myers Downen. Cheryl graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1970. A year later, she was united in marriage to Danny Joe Patterson. Mrs. Patterson went on to continue her education and received a Bachelor in Secondary Education from SMSU (now MSU), Springfield, Missouri. At the age of nine, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized. As a teenager, she joined the Assemblies of God Church and was active in the youth group. She later became a Charter Member of Faith Assembly of God Church in West Plains. Later in life, she donated her time to charities in Springfield, including Crosslines, Boys and Girls Town and Convoy of Hope.
She is survived by two children, April D. Gillogly and husband, Shawn, Springfield, Missouri and Suzanna L. Smith and husband, Rowdy, Seymour, Missouri; three grandchildren, Isabella, Trenton and Jillian; her mother, Barbara Downen, Seymour, Missouri; and the father of her children, Danny Patterson, Seneca, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her father, one infant daughter, Melody Ann, her brother, Gary Downen and her sister, Ruth Miller, all whom loved her dearly and were awaiting her arrival in Heaven.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.