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Patricia "Patty" Kewish, 65, of Loves Park, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born September 28, 1951, in Compton, California the daughter of Marvin and Florence (Beezhold) Franke. She married Steve Kewish on June 24, 1972. Patricia was employed with First Evangelical Free Church where she was, among many other things, the office manager and an active member. She was a member of the Chorale, a Deaconess, helped organize May 80's Birthday Group, and Veterans dinner. Patricia loved decorating, dancing, and all sports.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; son, Joshua (Stephanie) of San Marcos, TX; 8 grandchildren, Austin, Haylee, Courtnee, Makenzee, Dawson, Preston, Cameron and Casidee; mother-in-law, Marie Reddick; sister, Lela Rios of Downey CA; and nephew, Adam (Kelly) Rios La Mirada, CA. Predeceased by her parents; sister, Laura; and father-in-law, Roy Reddick.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, in First Evangelical Free Church, 2223 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford with Rev. Chuck Rife officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. A private burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park. To share a memory or online condolence, visit Memorials to First Evangelical Free Church or Chorale.

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Condolences & Shared Memories (8)

  1. Rick and Becky Ray

    Steve, how grieved we both were to learn this news of Patty's passing today. We remember many good times with both of you in the choir at FF and also in the Harmony SS class. We so admired Patty's ability to use her many talents to touch the lives of many people. We always noticed the deep love the two of you had for each other. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God pour out His comfort and sustaining grace on you in abundance. Most sincerely, Rick and Becky

  2. Linda keny

    Steve I am so very sorry for your lost patty was a beautiful person inside and out.

  3. Pat Claussen

    Steve, I don't have the words to express how sad I am to hear of Patty's passing. So glad the two of you were part of my life for so many years! You were truly an amazing couple who shared your love of life, and the Lord with all of your friends. Patty was a very special woman and will be missed and loved by all those who were fortunate to know her. I will cherish my memories of Patty always! My heart goes out to you & your family, Steve! ♡♡ Take care! Pat

  4. Sue Klock

    Steve - I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and friend. I pray that God's strength will sustain you and bring you comfort during this time of saying goodbye. God's peace to you and your family. Sue Klock

  5. Sheryl ((Delgado) Cahalan

    Steve, You and Patty were the hands and face of Jesus to me. You were the first to reach out to me (us) at Eve Free Diamond Bar. You can't know how special it was to be part of your Growth Group, diving into God's word and making life long friends. I have so many amazing memories from that time. I'm grateful to our Father, to have had the chance to see Patty one more time. My heart hurts for you brother, deeply. We know she's no longer in pain, praise Jesus, but there's no replacing her presence..... You'll be in my prayers and blessings in Him, our hope of life eternal.

  6. Barbara Lowry

    So many memories Patty and Steve had with Denny and I so many years ago. Our annual pumpkin patch trip, Kern river, mountain trips, tennis and so much more. RIP dear Patty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and family

  7. Stacey Swearengen

    My condolences to the Kewish family. May God grant you peace and healing.

  8. Kris Geddes

    Steve- I am so very sorry to hear of Patty's passing and my heart is breaking for you and your family. I am glad she is free of all the pain and am sure that there is a very special place in heaven for her. Continued prayers for your family. My deepest sympathy- Kris

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