Patti Lizabeth Sullivan

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    Patti Lizabeth (nee Yount) Sullivan of Steelville, Missouri was born May 24, 1955 in Bonne Terre, Missouri to Robert “Bob” and Mary Van Lear Yount and passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2021 at the age of 66 years and 10 days.


    Patti grew up in Leadwood, Missouri graduating from high school in 1973.  She attended Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau graduating in 1977 and later obtaining a Master’s degree in education in 1985. Patti’s first job teaching was in Steelville, Missouri where she taught first grade in the same room for 31 years retiring in 2008.
    Patti married Stan Sullivan in Leadwood on August 11, 1984.
    She was a member of the Crawford County Retired Teachers Association and the Cuba United Methodist Church. Patti loved to sing and enjoyed reading.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Mary Yount; grandparents, Everett and Elizabeth Yount and Clarence and Ethel Van Lear; father-in-law, Sterling Sullivan; and brother-in-law, Dennis Sullivan.
    She is survived by her husband of almost 37 years, Stan Sullivan of Steelville, Missouri; two daughters, Erin (Gene) Sanders of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Jennifer Pearce of Austin, Arkansas; one brother, Robert “Van” Yount of Desloge, Missouri; seven grandchildren, David, Mason, Karen, Peyton, Reagan, Erika and Evan; mother-in-law, Naomi Sullivan of Kinmumdy, Illinois; brother-in-law, Greg (Jeanne) Sullivan of Bedford, Indiana; three sisters-in-law, Janet (Gary) Conant of Alma, Illinois, Debbie (Mark) Clark and Susan Huber of Salem, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
    There was no services. The family chose cremation as the final disposition.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.