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Rudy Patterson, 69 of Springfield, passed away Thursday, September 7th in Springfield, Mo. surrounded by is family.

He began his career as a pharmacist in Springfield, Mo. that same year and spent his entire career in pharmacy in the Springfield area.

He is survived by his wife Margery Scriven Patterson, mother Marie Patterson, sister Joanne (Jim) Colebank, father and mother-in-law Larry and Joy Scriven, sister and brother-in-law Denise and David Slagle, nephews and nieces; Cameron Colebank, TJ Jackson, Krystal Vance, Kurt Downing, along with numerous other great nephews, nieces and close friends that Rudy always welcomed as family.

A service will be announced at a later date by Gorman Scharpf Funeral Home.

Because of his great love of animals, we ask that memorial contributions be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice in his memory.