Patsy Jane EckelkampOctober 8th, 2019
Patsy Jane Eckelkamp, 76, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born May 29, 1943, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late William Matterson and Hattie Mae (Yates) Branson. Patsy was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. She was united in marriage on June 14, 1969, at Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson City to Charles Frederick Eckelkamp who survives at the home. Patsy worked for McGraw Eddison, ShopSmith, Missouri Division of Health, and Scholastic, Inc. where she retired in 2003. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, spending time with her grandchildren, listening to country music especially Conway Twitty, traveling with her family, and playing computer games. Survivors include her husband, Charles Eckelkamp, Jefferson City; two daughters, Mary Eckelkamp, Jefferson City; Kristina (Eric) Starke, Linn; honorary daughter, Melody Fortson, Jefferson City; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Jacob Starke, and Emma Starke. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mildred, Cleda, Mary, Jeanne, Helen; and five brothers, Orville, Junior, Herb, Harry, and Donald. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Pastor Dusty Klein officiating. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.