Patricia Y. Peed of Galva passed away from cardiac arrest at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee on Jan. 3, 2017.

Patricia Y. Peed of Galva passed away from cardiac arrest at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee on Jan. 3, 2017.

Pat was born in Mt. Clemens, Mich. on Dec. 9, 1958, to Gale “Sonny” and Sharon (Daughtery) Leasman.

She is survived by her parents; brother, Edward Leasman; sister Connie Byers; sons Robert Peed and Curtis Peed; granddaughter Kara Peed; nephews Mike Byers and Cody Byers; great-nephew Michael Byers III; great-niece Lowen Byers; and her bestest friend, Edie Stewart.

She moved to Illinois when she was young and attended Kewanee schools and graduated in 1977.

She worked in the food industry while attending high school and never stopped. When she moved to Galva, she started working for Evie Gibson at Market Street Cafe, eventually taking over ownership and turning it into Pat’s Place. Neighbor business McKay’s eventually bought her out of the building but they could not get rid of Pat. She came with the building! She worked for the McClintics for many years until they sold.

She was offered to manage the Corner Table restaurant four years ago and did so until last summer after she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in early last February.

Her hobbies were going to rock concerts, collecting anything she could that was Betty Boop, and of course her CUBBIES! She hardly ever missed a game and was upset then they were on a channel didn’t get.

She also loved serving people at the restaurants and shooting the bull with the morning coffee drinkers about the goings-on around town.

She was a people person always making people smile, usually with something sarcastic but they smiled. She will be missed by many!

She chose to send her body off to Medcure for research and other kinds of testing. She always liked to help people out and if this can help somehow, she was happy about it.

There will be no calling hours or funeral services but there will be a celebration of life to be determined at a later date in summer.

Thanks Pat!