Patty J. Pappas

Patty Jeanne Pappas, age 82, of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at her home from cancer.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.   Chaplain Debbie Warthan will officiate.  Interment will be at the Easton Cemetery, Town of Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be at Roseberry’s Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Patty was born March 28, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa to John and Marie Purviance.   She married Steve Pappas on May 7, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois.  The couple made their home in Chicago, IL before moving to Glendale Heights, IL in 1967.  Patty worked with children at her home.  She and Steve retired to Grand Marsh, WI in 1984.

Patty enjoyed working with kids, reading books, painting, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.
She was very friendly person and never knew a stranger.

Memorials may be directed to the Veteran Charity of your choice.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Purviance; husband, Steve Pappas; grandson,  Christopher Brown; sister,  Marie Lynn Purviance; sister, Mary Lou Purviance; brother, William John Purviance; and an infant brother.

Daughter:  Junie Brown of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter:  Rosie Korines of Winfield, Illinois
Son:  Jim Pappas of Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Grandchild:  Stephanie Brown of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandchild:  James Korines of Winfield, Illinois
Sister:  Virginia Lohmeyer of LA
Brother:  Don Purviance of TX
Brother:  Keith Ray Purviance
Further survived by many nieces, one nephew, other relatives, and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Liz & Anthony Hellem says:

    Junie, Rosie, & Jimmy,
    So sorry, your Mom was so proud of all of you. Will miss her humor and jokes and all the fun times on the farm.
    Now she is at peace with your Dad. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Robin Hansen says:

    Junie, Rosie and Jimmy,
    My heart goes out to all of you. Though your mom’s passing was a blessing that she is no longer suffering, she will be greatly missed. I will forever miss stopping daily and talking with her. She brought joy into our lives and we will all miss Grandma Patty. I am so glad I got to know the 3 of you better in these last couple of weeks. I can relate to your moms stories about you more that I know you all better. She loved you all so much and talked about you and still worried about you all.

    Since she grew up with not much she knew how much it meant to give to those who were not as fortunate. This gave her so much joy. She instilled in me a giving spirit as well. She touched many lives and many do not even know it was her.

    I loved her very much and she as well as you all will always have a place in my heart.

  3. Cathy & Tom Croke says:

    Patty’s passing has left the Town of New Chester a bit poorer, but we’re all richer for having known this classy lady. Rest in Peace Patty & enjoy your reunion with Steve. You will be greatly missed.

  4. Cathy & Tom Croke says:

    The Town of New Chester is a bit poorer for Patty’s passing, but we are all richer for having known this classy lady. Rest in Peace Patty & enjoy your reunion with Steve. You will be missed.

  5. Crystal Hiller says:

    I am so saddened to learn of Patty’s passing. I met Patty through the veterans office and would enjoy talking to her. She had quite a sense of humor and had so many wonderful stories to tell. She was such a kind soul and I will truly miss her.

  6. Belinda Crowe says:

    June and family, I am sorry about your mom. She was a lovely lady. She came to my office last year at Christmas just to drop off presents for my daughter and me. That was the kind of thoughtful lady she was; always doing things for others without expecting anything in return. If you need anything, please let me know.

  7. Alyson & Jen Mackey says:

    Our Auntie Pat’s memories will always be with us. She was an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family!

  8. Jacob Mackey says:

    I’m really going to miss my Auntie Pat. I’ll never forget all of the speacial times we shared together when I went to visit her at her Wisconsin home. She was a funny, sharing, kind, thoughtful, loving, strong, warm woman to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to her loving family, and also Auntie Pat herself. Rest In Peace Auntie Pat! I will always love you dearly!!

  9. Gordon and Marie Whitemarsh says:

    Very sorry to hear that Mrs. Pappas has passed away, our prayers are with her family,she was a great lady!

  10. Brian & Jen Mackey says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person and so much fun to be around. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. George & Olga Mackey says:

    Glad that all her suffering is over and she is in a better place. Our thoughts are with you.