Betty Grace ("Shotsi") Patton (born DeFraties) of Springfield, Illinois died peacefully on June 25, 2014 while residing at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. She was born in St. Louis, MO on November 22, 1922. She was the only child of Marie and Orrel L. DeFraties who died in 1999.
She was the beloved mother of and survived by Todd Cary Patton, M.D. (wife Kimora) of Yonkers, NY and Craig Dow Patton, Esq. of Springfield, IL. She survived her husband, Samuel Catherwood Patton, Esq., who passed in August, 2011. They were married October 18, 1947.
She was active in many civic organizations including the EO Chapter of PEO, The Questers, Nightingale Circle of the Kings Daughters Organization of Springfield, Bridge Club, the Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club and the Springfield Civic Garden Club. She was a former member with her husband of Illini Country Club.
Her remains will be interred with her husband at Camp Butler Cemetery. Private arrangements are planned per request of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield.