Patricia “Trish” J. VanHouten

Farmington – Patricia “Trish” J. VanHouten, 52, of Farmington, passed away at 11:28 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on November 12, 1965 in Peoria, IL to Eugene and Carol (Crane) Bitner. She married Bruce VanHouten on January 25, 1985 in Farmington, IL, he survives.

Also surviving is her father, Eugene; two children, Jamie (Travis) Ward and Kelly (Mike) Hitchcock; four grandchildren, Rory Jean, Jovie, Elliott, and Grady; one brother, Richard (Libby) Bitner; and one sister, Ann (Craig) Brooks. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carol, and one brother, Daniel Bitner.

Trish worked as an CISR for Kiesewetter Insurance for 20 years. She loved shopping, working in her flower garden, and traveling to the beach with family and friends. Most of all she loved spending time with her family,especially her grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 12 PM noon on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10 AM to service time. Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, Farmington Rescue Squad or Unity Point Hospice. To view Trish’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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9 Responses to Patricia “Trish” J. VanHouten

  1. Lisa Reed says:

    My deepest condolences to you Jamie, and your family on the loss of your mom. Words offer no relief for the pain you and your family must be feeling right know. You are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and understanding during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything.

  2. Lisa Welker says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, I have many fond memories working with her and Bruce at the pizza place. RIP Trish..

  3. Roger and Kimmie Paul says:

    Our deepest condolences. So sad.

  4. I am so sorry you have my deepest sympathies Trish was a great person I work with her at Farmington Pizza and she was so great to work with

  5. Dave Banister says:

    So sorry to read about Trish, she was always smiling and so helpful. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Dave Banister

  6. Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman says:

    Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, have lost a brother and sister too soon. Keep your good memories close to your heart. Hugs!

  7. Janet and Rick Varnes says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  8. Shawn Downey and D. Downey says:

    So sad to hear. Deepest sympathies and sincere condolences.

  9. Karen Agnoletti says:

    Trish was such a beautiful soul inside and out. She loved to laugh with friends and family. We will miss her dearly and have sincere sympathy for Bruce and the family.
    Jerry and Karen

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