Patsy Lou (Williams) Courtois of Mineral Point was born October 29, 1932 in Fletcher, Missouri a daughter to the late Arthur Williams and Marth Pearl (Gilliam) Williams. Patsy departed this life Monday, November 8, 2021 having reached the age of 89 years and 10 days.
Patsy was united in marriage to the late Harold Courtois on February 9, 1952. Together they happily raised their children and shared many precious memories that will be greatly treasured. Harold preceded Patsy in death on October 26, 2017.
Patsy is survived by her daughter, Nancy Davis and husband Randy of Mineral Point; sons, John Courtois and wife Dee of St. Louis, Tony Courtois and wife Julie of Mineral Point; grandchildren, Brandon Courtois, Christopher (Denise) Courtois, Kari (Danny) Mueller, Melanie Davis, Dr. Alicia (Joe) Borawski, Brittany (Scott) Litton, Alex (Todd) Haloftis, Adrienne Courtois, Courtney (Dr. Michael) Henson, Joshua Courtois, Jonathan Courtois, Nealia Courtois; 22 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear and special friends.
In addition to her parents and loving husband of 65 years, Patsy was preceded in death by her brothers, Gene Williams, Clyde “Buck” Williams, Silas “SI” Williams, Walter “Walt” Williams, George Williams and great grandson, Tyler.
Patsy was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church. She and her husband, Harold, owned a grocery store in Mineral Point for 30+ years. Working in the store was a great passion for Patsy as she loved visiting with costumers who were like family to her. After retiring from the grocery business, they moved to their farm and raised quarter horses for 25 years.
In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling but her favorite sports were baseball and softball. She was a slow pitch softball pitcher for several years. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and rarely missed a game on T.V.
Patsy loved to garden and enjoyed canning vegetables and making Spanish Pickles. She was always outside. She enjoyed working in the yard, garden, picking up walnuts, or just exploring on the farm. Her door was always open and she loved cooking for huge crowds. Everyone was always welcome in her home.
Her greatest love was her family. She was an exceptional wife, mom, and grandma. Her home was usually full of grandkids who insisted she participate in all their activities. Patsy always put others’ needs before her own. She was kind and loving and you couldn’t find a more selfless person. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.