In Memory

Patti Nations (Pope)

Patti Nations (Pope)

Patrice “Patti” E. (nee Nations) Pope, age 70, of Naperville, IL passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021. She was born August 23, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas.  She was raised in Abilene, Texas and was a graduate of the University of North Texas where she majored in Recreation Management.  She loved traveling,  boating and skiing at the family’s lake home on Lake Cypress Springs, Texas, spending time with family and friends, and being an over-indulgent ‘Mimi’ to her three grandchildren. Patti had worked as Director of Sports for the Richardson YMCA and was the Assistant Director of Recreation for the City of Irving, in Texas. After relocating to Naperville,  Patti worked in retail sales for Marshall Field’s (Macy’s) until retiring in 2015.

She is survived by her devoted husband of forty-eight years, Robert (Bob) Pope, loving sons; Ryan (Tracy Petersen) Pope, Patrick (Michele) Pope, grandchildren; Sophia, Dylan, and Danielle, and her brother; David L. Nations.  Patrice was preceded in death by her parents; Lemuel and Mary (nee Mims) Nations.

A visitation will be held at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Dr. Naperville, IL, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A memorial celebration will be held in Texas at a future date. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or a local charity of your choice in Patti’s name. Arrangements by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory. Info: 630 922-9630 or visit

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09/16/21 08:37 AM #9    

Kent Bogle

So sorry to hear about Patti's passing. We exchanged Senior Rings for a few months during our Senior year, , , wow, , , what a commitment that seemed to be at the time. What a brave, fun person! - Kent

09/16/21 09:58 AM #10    

Karen Thomas (Martin)

Patti was always a bundle of joy and happiness.  Patti made everyone around her feel good.  Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.  She will be missed.

09/16/21 11:18 AM #11    

Lorna McDole


I'm very sorry to hear of Patti's passing. I didn't know her well but remember she laughed a lot and always seemed happy! She will certainly be missed by friends and family. Rest In Peace, Patti. Prayers for those you have left behind. 
 Lorna McDole




09/16/21 04:39 PM #12    

Nancy Dotson (Smallridge)

So sorry to hear of Patti passing. May she now rest in peace. God bless her family and friends they will miss her greatly.

09/16/21 05:06 PM #13    

Angela Stewart (Lewis)

I always thought Patti was such a beautiful young lady! Always prairies happy!

09/16/21 05:26 PM #14    

Jerri Smith (Williams)

I remember Patti as a fun-loving girl, for sure. So sad to hear of her passing, but so glad that she is healthy and whole once again with no more suffering. When I read about a member of our class passing away, it makes me realize how we need to be thankful for everyday we have on this earth. I so loved my high school days with Patti and each one of you. Prayers of strength for Patti's family. Grace and peace.💜

09/16/21 08:46 PM #15    

Pam Evans (Newton)

I loved Patti.  What a fun and devoted friend  she was.  We had so many fun times togethe and so many laughs.  She was such a sweet part of my high school years.  Prayers of comfort and support for her family.  O

09/17/21 05:05 AM #16    

Jim White

This is so sad to hear. Patti and I were classmates for the first time in the second grade at Johnston Elementary. Her house (actually garage) was the first "boy-girl" party I ever went to that wasn't a birthday party. She was always so much fun to be around. Peace to all who loved her. 

09/18/21 08:15 AM #17    

Herb Sutherland

Condolences to Patti’s family. Her personality and in particular her laugh will always be remembered.  

09/18/21 02:05 PM #18    

Jo Ann Chitwood (Moore)

Patty was a fun anf devted friend. We had many a laugh together. She wi be so missed. Many prayers for her family and friends. God has taken another Angel Home.  God Bless. JoAnn Chitwood Moore


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