Joan Sheridan Patton loved volunteering and her family

Joan Sheridan Patton, 79, died Nov. 24, at her home. She was born on January 30, 1939, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, to the late John James and Mary Lucille (nee: Ruddy) Sheridan.

Joan attended the Academy of Our Lady High School in Chicago and the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in 1960. She later attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art in 1990.

Joan married Dr. Charles Hatch Patton on September 12, 1964 at Saint Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in Chicago. She was an active volunteer for organizations like the Medical Society Alliance of Racine, Big Sisters of Greater Racine, the Racine YMCA, the Junior League of Racine, the Racine United Arts Fund, Wustum Museum, and the Racine Art Museum (RAM).

Joan is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles “Chick” Patton; their sons: James (Jill) Patton of Winnetka, Illinois; Charles Patton of La Mesa, California; and William (Michelle) Patton of Shelton, Washington; her sisters: Sharon (John) Hann of Chicago and Kathleen (David) Siefken of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and five grandchildren: Alex, Julia and Drew Patton of Winnetka, and Charles and Jessica Patton of Shelton, Washington.

In addition to her parents, Joan was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Burke and brother-in-law James Burke; and by Chick’s parents, William H. and Octavia (nee: Hatch) Patton.

Friends and relatives can visit with the family at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. A Time of Remembering Joan’s life will be held at 11:30 am.