MORTON - Irene M. L. (Patten) Motta, 88, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Morton, went to be with the Lord on Thurs., Dec. 27, 2018, at NorthPoint Healthcare Center in Lexington.
Irene was born July 13, 1930, in Dwight, Ill., to Walter and Alice (Paulson) Patten. She married Frank Dominic Motta of Gardner, Ill., on Nov. 11, 1951, in Dwight. They raised their sons in Palatine, Ill. Frank preceded her in death on April 6, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Wallace Patten, and his wife, Lorraine.
Surviving are her two sons, Rev. Gary (Becky) Motta of Nicholasville, Ky., and Rev. David (Mary) Motta of Fargo, N.D.; five grandchildren, Elise Motta, Rev. Daniel (Karen) Motta, Leah (Nate) Schneck, John (DeAnna) Motta, and David (Marlie) Motta; and eight great-grandchildren.
Irene loved the Lord, her husband, her family, and her church. She blessed them with music and the desire to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. A faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington, Ill., she sang in the adult choir and led the children's choir for many years. Her most cherished scripture was: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13)
There will be a public graveside service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood, Ill., at 11 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 3, 2019, followed by a 2 p.m. memorial service at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Ave., Barrington, IL, with Rev. Laura Barkley and Rev. Daniel Motta officiating.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington.
JAN 3. 11:00 AM (CST)
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
JAN 3. 2:00 PM (CST)
Salem United Methodist Church
115 W. Lincoln Ave.
Barrington, IL, 60010