Patricia M. Liening, 80, of Highland, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at her residence in Highland.
She was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Breese, Ill., the daughter of Albert and Agatha Reilmann (nee Stuckenburg). She married Leonard Joseph Liening Sept. 30, 1961, in Breese. He died Nov. 2, 2011.
She attended St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, where she played the organ. She graduated from St. Dominic Catholic High School. She worked in St. Louis for a few years. After marriage, she started working as an Admitting Secretary at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital with more than 25 years of service. She then worked for Dr. Debra Feldott-Johnson in Highland for more than five years. She and her husband enjoyed traveling; they traveled to the 48 states in the continental United States. She collected elephants and porcelain wash basins and pitchers.
She is survived by a daughter, Renee A. (Kurt) Glass of Highland; two sons, Mark J. (Stacy) Liening of Aviston, Ill., and Eric B. Liening of Highland; five grandchildren, Ashley N. (significant other, Joe Knecht) Hall of Indianapolis, Brandon C. Hall of Highland, Jake R. Liening of Aviston and Alicia M. (Cody) Hanna of Edgerton, Wis.; one great-grandchild, Olivia R. Knecht of Indianapolis; one sister, Shirley Hidenfelder of Evergreen, Colo.; one brother, Don (Sherry) Reilmann of Jefferson City, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Al Rakers of Trenton, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Mary F. Herzberg of Highland and Nancy A. Capelle of Troy. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Rakers; a sister-in-law, Loretta Liening (died at age 2 days); and four brothers-in-law, Harold A. “Powerhouse” Liening, Herbert Liening, Norman Liening and Eugene C. “Geno” Liening.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, followed by private services. The Rev. Msgr. David L. Peters, Pastor Emeritus of St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, will preside.
Expressions of sympathy can be made online by visiting www.spengel-boulanger.com. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.