(Quad City Times  August 8, 2009)

Patricia Howell Bame

Patricia L. Bame, 61, of Rock Island, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Visitation for Mrs. Bame will be from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island.  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Patty was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Joy and Lois Howell.  She married Don E. Bame on April 20, 1974, at the First United Methodist Church, Rock Island.

Patty graduated from Rock Island High School in 1966.  She attended Western Illinois University and graduated from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn.  Mrs. Bame worked as a respiratory therapist at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island, for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Don; parents, Joy and Lois Howell, Rock Island; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Stephen Lawhorn, Coal Valley; children, Mark Bame, Knoxville, Tenn., Cindy Bame, Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sheila Bame, Jessa Bame, Clinton Bame, Ruth Anne Bame; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.   Patricia was preceded in death by a brother, David Howell.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.whelanpressly.com.

(© 2009 Quad City Times)