Deloris Ann Patterson Lechnick, 72, of North Aurora, IL passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 23, 1947 in Tuscumbia, AL, the daughter of the late Elmer “Pat” and Ruby Randolph Patterson of Town Creek, AL.

Deloris was a 1965 graduate of Hatton High School and attended Calhoun Technical School for Accounting. She married Ronald Lechnick in 1968. Deloris has been a member of First Baptist Church of Aurora after moving to Illinois in 1970.

She was the Sunday School secretary for many years. She had a great love for her church and attended regularly. She worked for Wally Lechnick’s Furniture until the store closed. Deloris then worked for Merchant’s National Bank of Aurora and then retired from 5/3 Bank.

She is survived by her only child Patti (George) Babbitt of Yorkville, IL. Cherished Nana to Melissa, Anna, and George III; her only sister, Kathy (Johnny) Smith; two nieces, Angela Smith and Amy (Gerald) Wright; one great nephew, Sterling Wright; and one great niece, Sophie Len Wright; Aunt Betty Wheeler, AZ; and cousins.

Deloris is preceded in death by her beloved husband and her parents.

The family would like to thank the Advocate Hospital Hospice staff for all the care she received.

Family received guests on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 9 a .m. until time for service at 11 a.m. Burial was in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Montgomery, IL.