Funeral services will be held July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Conrad Mission Church. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Altrincham, England, the daughter of William Robertson and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bloor Robertson.
She met her husband, Robert Patten, during World War II. In 1962, after the death of both of her parents, she left her beloved England to come to America and marry Robert. Joan was an office manager for the Abstract Office in Conrad that she and Robert ran for several years until Robert died in 1992.
Joan is survived by her son Derek Patten, daughter-in-law Camille Patten, her cherished granddaughter Lisa Rose Patten of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; daughter Fiona Patten-Irvin, granddaughter Sydney Irvin and grandson Taylor Irvin of Springfield, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) L. Patten of Conrad and her parents.