Patricia Birks

Granite City | Saturday, February 26 2022 |

Patricia M. Birks, 84, of Granite City, IL, formerly of Bethalto, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at her home.

She was born on July 13, 1937, in Chicago, IL to Thomas Schuman and Hazel (Langley) Fleece.

Patricia married Billie Birks in Boonville, MS and he was the love of her life for 32 years before he preceded her in death.

The loving mother and grandmother retired from Olin Brass after 20 years of service.  Patricia was a member of the Bethalto Church of God and she enjoyed the social gatherings on Sunday with her church friends.  Her favorite interests include her two dogs, Bow and Precious, her bird, Penny, and the piano.

Patricia is survived by a son, Duane Birks, and his fiancé, Kristin Roustio of Granite City, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 brothers:  Bob Schuman of St. Louis, MO and Michael Johnson of MI and 3 sisters:  Judy Ward of MI, Evelyn Dornbush of MI and Elaine Johnson of MI.

Besides her husband and parents, Patricia is preceded in death by a daughter, Christine England, and 2 sons:  Jeffery Birks and Billie Birks, Jr.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at

Obit Provided By:
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory Inc

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