Patricia Tobin

CENTRALIA — Patricia Tobin, 77, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at her home.

She was born March 29, 1943, in Essex, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd Carpenter and Nora L. (Ham) Carpenter.
She married Leroy Tobin on October 19, 1971, and he survives in Centralia.

In addition to her husband of 49 years, Leroy Tobin of Centralia, she is also survived by a daughter: Mary Lockett of Anna, Illinois; 9 grandchildren: Brittanie, Cory, TJ, Brenden, Machenze, Jacob, Adrien, Ethan and Nicholas; five great-grandchildren: Brylan, Vincent, Brielle, Riley and Landon; a brother: Jim Carpenter of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents: Floyd and Nora Carpenter, a daughter: Amy Tobin, a granddaughter: Emily Perrin, a sister: Marie Richmond and husband Norman, and two brothers: Charles and wife Lisa Carpenter and Donald and wife Barbara Carpenter: sister-in-law Fay Carpenter.
Patricia was an assistant at Penniman Elementary School in Cahokia for 4 years. She was an active member for many years at Bera Temple in St. Louis where she was involved in the choir along with the bus ministry and the nursery. She was also a member of Abundant Life Church in Cahokia. She enjoyed solving puzzles, playing BINGO and connecting with family and friends on Facebook. Most of all, Patricia loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Funeral Services for Patricia Tobin will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at the Rock Church in Centralia with Pastor Steve Upchurch and Pastor Jeff Duncan officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Everyone in attendance please wear a mask and social distance. A private family Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at Valhalla Gardens in Belleville, Illinois.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rock Church and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523 who is honored to be of service to the Tobin family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.