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Patsy “Pat” Meteer

d. June 2, 2023

Patsy “Pat” Marie Meteer, age 86, of Athens, died Friday, June 2, 2023 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She is survived by: her husband, William Meteer of Athens, IL; two sons, Wm. Lee (wife Karla) Meteer of Blue Mound, IL and Wade (wife Jody) Meteer of Athens, IL; seven grandchildren, Wade (Holly) Meteer, Addie (Taylor) Braungardt, Sam (Cara) Meteer, Travis (Paige) Meteer, Weston (Ashley) Meteer, Chance (Jenna) Meteer and Rochelle (Eric) Oseland; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Peggy) Ostermeier of Athens, IL; three nieces and two nephews.

Patsy Meteer was born July 3, 1936 the daughter of Donald and Pearl (Tamblin) Ostermeier in Springfield, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sister-in-laws and one brother-in-law; Donna Jean Ostermeier and Carol and Paul Fabris.

Patsy grew up in Sweetwater, IL and graduated from Greenview High School in 1954.  She married William (Bill) Meteer at the Sweetwater Christian Church on September 5, 1954.

Pat was a member of the Indian Point Presbyterian Church where she served as treasurer, choir member, and Sunday school teacher.  Pat served on the Athens Food Pantry board since its beginning.  She was a talented seamstress and an avid quilter.  She enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Pat enjoyed family meals and celebrations and was famous for her fried chicken and chocolate sheet cake.

Pat and Bill enjoyed many years in car clubs and enjoyed going to car shows.  She loved socializing with all of her friends, whether at car cruises, sewing clubs, or events at Indian Point Presbyterian Church.  Pat never met a stranger and enjoyed sharing stories.

Pat and Bill started Meteer Manufacturing Company in Athens, Illinois in 1976 and she was a part of the family business until her death.

Visitation for Pat will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 from 9:30 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM at Indian Point Presbyterian Church near Athens.  Rev. Sandy Woodard will be officiating. Burial will be held at Indian Point Cemetery near Athens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Indian Point Presbyterian Church near Athens.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. My heart breaks I didn’t go see her at the bridge like I said I was going to do and just never made it. Maybe it was suppose to be that way though because it was just a month or so ago that my last memory will now be her telling me she loved me and she would see me later…later it will be. I can hear her now telling my dad about Halle, how I’ve been and the latest Sweetwater news. We know she was struggling the last year or so, now she struggles no more. Rest in peace Grandma Meteer and I love you too!

  2. My daughter and I had a wonderful visit with Patsy, just before Easter! She was my mom’s best friend, since kids! I learned to sew because of Patsy! Our family loved her dearly!

  3. We are so sorry to hear this news. Please accept our sincere condolences and always know that you can call on us if needed.

  4. Wade and the entire family, my wife Dena and I are sorry to hear of Mrs. Meteer’s passing. Please accept our condolences.

  5. Bill and family,
    Karen and I would like to express our condolences for your loss. It’s been many years since I’ve seen you, but still have fond memories of you and your family. Please pass on to Tom, also.
    Rick and Karen Setzer

  6. Wade, Jody and families. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

  7. Sorry for your loss. I’m in the sewing guild and met Pat on my first bus trip and loved her every since, my husband had 2 bouts with cancer she always asked about him.God be with your family. I’m out of town this week for the service. I will miss her. 😢

  8. I met Patsy when I joined the sewing guild. She was a fantastic quilter and loved spending time with her at sewing retreats. She will surely be missed.

  9. We are so very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. She was such a remarkable lady and a friend. My heart just sank to my knees when I found out she had gone. I guess she and Mom can now keep busy sewing Angel Britches.

    I pray that risen from the dead,
    I may in glory stand,
    A crown perhaps upon my head,
    But a needle in my hand.

    I’ve never learned to sing or play,
    So let no harp be mine –
    From birth until my dying day
    Plain sewing’s been my line.

    Therefore, accustomed to the end
    To plying useful stitches,
    I’ll be content if asked to mend
    The little angels’ britches.

    Please accept our sincerest sympathy on Pat’s passing.

    Paul Rasch and Deb Hoover Rasch

  10. Bill and family, Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Pat. She was a kind, sweet and loving lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    From Charlie Nance, Kim Moore and Kelley Bandy families

  12. We members of the Lincolnland Chapter of American Sewing Guild will miss Patsy. She was our Miss Congeniality. Patsy met and greeted so many of us. Decades ago I was one of those new people. She spent lots of time sewing with us all. Condolences to her family.

  13. Meteer Family, Mark and I wanted to send our condolences for your loss. Pat was a wonderful person and we always enjoyed visiting with her. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything at all.

    Nick Cosmos & Mark Carroll

  14. Meteer Family,
    I heard of Pat’s passing while we were working with Mott and Henning for my Mom’s passing. As we were remembering Pat Sherry commented that she could still hear her laugh. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    The Martin Family

  15. Wade, Jody and family I was so sad to here this news. Any time I drive by or think of the food pantry I think of Pat. And her smile and laugh, so readily given. I know everyone will miss her.

  16. Heartfelt condolences your mom was a wonderful lady so sorry for your loss

  17. So sorry to read about Pat. I have great memories of her.

  18. Dear Bill, and Family my sincere condolences to you all. Pat was such a beautiful soul. I was so blessed to get to know her through all the years of my Mom styling her tresses, and then myself. I always enjoyed our time together, and know she will be greatly missed by all…

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