Patricia Relk, 91, Kindergarten teacher, loved needlepoint and knitting

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Patricia Relk, 91, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died at the Oak Brook Healthcare Centre on Sept. 5, 2011. Born in Chicago on July 28, 1920 to Cornelius and Agnes Relk, She attended Lincoln School and Oak Park and River Forest High School. She earned a teaching degree from Northwestern University.

Ms. Relk taught kindergarten for 38 years in North Berwyn at Jefferson and Custer schools. She retired in June of 1981. During her spare time, she loved crafts, especially needlepoint and knitting.

Patricia Relk is survived by her cousins, Jane and Patricia Wall, and James, Gail, Laura and Brian Waters.

A private family service was held at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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