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Patricia Ann Gurkin, 74 of Granite City passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

Patricia was born on February 17, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Wheeler) Yankey. Patricia had attended Ivy Heights Church of God in Wood River and in her free time she enjoyed her days of working in her garden tending to her flowers. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always put the needs of her family before her own and she will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Patricia is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Gerald “Dennis” Gurkin, whom she married on March 20, 1964; her son, Dennis Gurkin of Granite City; granddaughter, Ashley Gurkin of Troy, MO; great-grandson, Lawrence Hopkins of Troy, MO; brother, Robert and Sybil Yankey; nephew, Chris Yankey; nieces, Julie Amlung, Elizabeth Thompson and many other close family members and friends.

A private visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Patricia’s life, private services will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In memory of Patricia, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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