Patrick G. Donovan


Patrick Gerald Donovan, age 64, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Mercy of Joplin after a sudden illness.
Pat was born May 27, 1954 in Peoria, Ill., son of the late Gerald Leo Donovan and Lucille Mary Emmerling Donovan. He graduated from Central High School, in Springfield, Mo., in 1972, and then served in the United States Army. He moved to Denver, Colo., where he worked for Weaver Electric, and in 1982 moved to Kansas City and worked for Dillard's Department Store, where he was a store manager. He then moved to Springfield, in 1991, where he owned and operated a landscaping company. Pat moved to Joplin in 1996.
In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Donovan.
Survivors include his brother, Timothy Donovan, of O'Fallon, Mo.; sisters, LuAnn S. Donovan, of Loma Linda, Karen Donovan and Mary Fults both, of Webb City; sons, Michael Patrick Donovan and Shaun Michael Pettis; caregiver and companion, Misty Bradford.
Memorial service will be Tuesday, January 29, at 6 p.m., in Parker Mortuary Chapel, with Pastor Bob Bradford officiating. The family will visit with friends and family following the service.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on January 30, 2019
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2 posts

Feb 01, 2019
Patric was a hearty one. He somehow knew when to text or call. Nothing ever serious. Just laughs! I will miss him
Erica Nelson
Jan 30, 2019