Patricia A. Derr
Maysville, MO- Patricia Ann (Worthey/Gregory) Derr, 81, passed away at her home on June 9, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.
Patricia was born June 11, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, Miller County, Mo.
She was the third of five children born to Henry and Ruth (Etter) Worthey, (deceased), and was preceded in death by her sisters, Livirtie and Marion, and her brother Edward. Her surviving brother Larry and wife Peggy reside in Edwardsville, Ill. Patricia performed along with her sisters in a band in and around the Lake Ozark area. She married John H. Gregory,(deceased) of Plattsburgh, Mo. They had three children, Jon, Cynthia Cay (deceased), and Todd. While in Plattsburg, Patricia worked at the Plattsburg Leader Newspaper, and Tinnen Bus Company. In 1967, she held a position as the Clinton County Commodity Supervisor for the State of Missouri, and went on to hold positions with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the Clinton County Clerk, the University Extension Center, Deputy Clinton County Collector, and the ASCS office in Dekalb Co.Patricia was an accomplished artist in many media, teaching ceramics and other art from her home shop, Derr Ceramic Haus.
She was a regionally and nationally recognized ceramics artist, attending many shows and receiving numerous prestigious awards for her exceptional painting and finishing techniques.Patricia is survived by her beloved husband, Keith, of the home, and his sons, David Derr of Kansas City, Mark (Shirley) Derr, of St. Louis, Daughter Joy (August) Waggoner, granddaughter Gabrielle (Angel) Beatty.Sons, Jon (Randy) Gregory, Shawnee, Ks.,and Todd (Jeff) Gregory, Kansas City. MO., two grandchildren, Miles Minor, Cristina (Chad) Vincent, and three great grandchildren,Cuin, Aubreal, Aishlin Vincent, Weston, Mo.
Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
She will be remembered as a vivacious lover of life and family, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Visitation in Maysville will be at the Turner Family Funeral Home, Thursday June 14, 5-7p.m.Visitation in Eldon, Mo. will be at that Millard-Rekus Funeral Home, Saturday, June 16 at 1p.m., with Funeral service at 2 p.m.
Christian Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Eldon.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville, Missouri.