Patricia Ruth Utke

Patricia Ruth Utke, 77, passed away Jan. 11, 2020 in Springfield. She was born April 16, 1942 in Springfield, to Lee and Helen (Burgess) Coonis. She attended and graduated from Rogersville High School. In 1963, she married William (Bill) R. Utke, and they settled on a farm south of Billings. She worked at various jobs but is most remembered for her years as a bus driver in the Billings and Marionville School districts. She was an active member in Hilltop Church of Crane.
She is survived by: her husband Bill, of the home; sons, Ronny (Tammy) Aurora and Robert (Robin) Billings; daughter, Ronda Utke Billings; two grandchildren; brother, Jim (Linda) Coonis, Catoosa, Okla.; and a large extended family of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Gary and Bill; and sisters, Bobbi and Ginnie.
Visitation was held Jan. 17, 2020 in Meadors Funeral Home in Billings Chapel, with a funeral service Jan. 18, 2020. Burial followed the service in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Billings. Family and friends may share online condolences at


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