Patterson, Joan K.

Joan K. Patterson

May 10, 1929 - November 17, 2021

Joan K. Patterson of McKinney, Texas passed away on November 17, 2021 at the age of 92. She was born on May 10, 1929 to Louis and Jennie (Frances) Klir in Vancouver, Washington. Joan married James R. Patterson on July 28, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio. They moved several times before settling in Texas in 1979. She was an active member of The Heritage Guild of McKinney for several years and was disputedly the #1 Bridge player. Joan loved to spend vacations in Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Elsey of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, James Michael Patterson and wife, Michelle, Christopher Scott Elsey and wife, Shelly, Elizabeth Catherine Elsey and husband, Shane, and Amanda JoAnne Longoria; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Samuel, Timmothy, Sarah, Maddie, Nathaniel, Hunter, Autumn, Laila, Ocean and Blue; great-great grandchildren, Diana and Amelia; and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Patterson and her parents, Louis and Jennie Klir.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at Ridgeview Memorial Park Mausoleum, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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We are sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. What an amazing life she had.. Prayers for all the family Pam and Tommy Bateman , November 22, 2021 So sorry to learn of Joan‘s passing. Loved playing bridge with her and sharing our stories about Edistow Island. Lois McMaken, November 21, 2021 Joan was a beautiful lady in every way and was loved by so many people. She was an excellent Bridge player, wonderful hostess and all around delightful friend. Rest in peace, dear Joan. Shirley M Presson, November 21, 2021 Joan was a neighbor and wonderful person to work wiith at the Heritage Guild/ Chestnut Square in McKinney. Always willing to lend a hand with a sweet smile. Barbara Docekal, November 21, 2021 We are so very sorry to hear that Joan has left us. We will always remember her as delightful, happy, and quick witted. She loved life and lived it to its fullest. She was a great bridge partner, and a smart and savvy bridge opponent. We will greatly miss our dear friend. Our sincere condolences to the family. Cyndi and Dave Thomas, November 21, 2021 Joan was very fun to be with. She was an inspiration at Chestnut Square and at the Bridge table. She was always very quick with her fun "jabs" and her opinions! We will miss her very much. Denise and John Harrelson, November 21, 2021 May all of the beautiful memories you have of dear Joan fill your heart and help to bring you comfort. She made the world a brighter place, especially at the bridge table. Prayers to you at this difficult time. Marci Meyer, November 21, 2021 Joan was a first class lady. Patty and I had great respect for her.
Alfred Davidson, November 20, 2021 You leave an empty seat at many bridge tables. I have enjoyed your company so many times, your no nonsense honest comments, your thoughtfulness and hospitality. Will always miss you! Kay Schlough, November 20, 2021 I will miss your smiling face at the bridge table. You were a classy lady and a great inspiration. Joan Lanning, November 19, 2021 So sorry for the families loss of Joanie She was a very sweet lady Cindy & Jerry & Shirley, November 19, 2021 Was so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Loved playing bridge with her. She will definitely be missed by many. Saunda O’Connell, November 19, 2021 Such a lovely lady. Will miss her so much. Prayers to her family. Lynne Mckim , November 19, 2021