Patricia Lynn Goldstein

September 17, 1964 ~ February 19, 2022 (age 57)


Patricia “Patty” Lynn Mathis Goldstein, age 57, of Altamont, Illinois passed away at 7:06 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Altamont with a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Pastor Steve Donnelley will be officiating. Burial will be at Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2022 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, Illinois. Memorials may go to First Baptist Church of Altamont, 102 1st Baptist Dr, Altamont, Illinois, 62411. 

Patty was born on September 17, 1964 in Vandalia, Illinois, the daughter of Norris and Joan (Pryor) Blankenship. She married Gordon Lee Mathis Jr. on April 12, 1986 at the First Baptist Church of Ramsey. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2013. She later married David Goldstein on June 25, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Altamont. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Patty was an active Christian. She played and taught piano at her church for 20+ years, actively participated in choir, loved tending her flower garden and to the cattle on her small farm shared with her husband. She enjoyed spending time crocheting and sewing various quilts and throws for her family. She always loved spending time with her family, children, and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, David Goldstein of Altamont; sons, Ryan Mathis (fiancé Kristin Klein) of St. Elmo and Adam Mathis (wife Jessi) of Altamont; daughter, Katelynn Mathis of Altamont; 3 grandchildren, Aiden M. A. Mathis, Brady A. L. Mathis, and Lily J. Mathis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norris and Joan Blankenship; late husband, Gordon Lee Mathis Jr.  

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February 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pagel Funeral Home- St. Elmo, IL.
100 N. Olive St.
St. Elmo, IL 62458

February 26, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Altamont)

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