In Loving Memory

Jean M. Paterson

August 25, 1943 - June 17, 2023


Jean Maria Paterson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at the age of 79.

Jean was born in Topeka, IL on August 25, 1943.   She graduated with a BS in Education from Illinois State University.  She taught for many years in Wheaton/Warrenville School District 200, teaching special education. 

Jean was married to William Paterson for 49 years, until his passing. She enjoyed walking, watching old movies, reading, the symphony, working Sudoku puzzles, watching sports, Tai Chi and being with her beloved pets.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband, William Paterson, her father, Stanley V. Noll, her mother Florence L. Noll and her granddaughter, Michelle.

She is survived by her children, Dawn (Mark) Eastman of Daphne, AL and Kirk Paterson of Honolulu, Hawaii; her grandchildren, Crystal (Brian), Joshua (Tiffany), Adam and Kailee; great-grandchildren, Caroline, Cole, Beckett, William, Julie and Jude; siblings, Stanley Noll of Havana, IL and Janet (William) Hogle of Woodridge, IL; her beloved dog, Schnitzel; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The family will have a private service at a later time.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital at  or to Dixie Adoptables/ Lucedale City Animal Shelter at

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


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