Miriam (Molly) Webb Patterson
Molly Patterson passed into the company of the faithful on August 26, 2020. Born on November 5, 1926 in Springfield, Missouri, she was the daughter of Eleanor Rose (Brown) Webb and Gordon Webb. Molly Patterson was raised by her grandmother, Florence Silsby Brown.
She graduated from the Sisters of Visitation Elfindale Academy and attended Drury College before marrying Maurice (Pat) Patterson (d. 1998) in 1946. Molly worked as a homemaker, later, as a clerk in Springfield’s City Utilities, and on the couple’s farm. In 2001, Molly moved to Melbourne, Florida.
A lifelong Episcopalian, she retained her membership in St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield as well as Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Melbourne. Her family and friends will remember her phenomenal memory, wit, and kindness.
She is survived by her son, Gordon (Joy) Patterson, grandson Ben (Tiffany) and great grandsons Emmett and Alden.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joy and Gordon Patterson Botanical Garden Endowment, at Florida Institute of Technology, 150 University Blvd. Melbourne, Florida 32901.