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Patricia Della Schortiano, LIMESTONE

Published December 17th, 2013 10:34 pm

Mrs. Patricia Della Schortiano, age 72, of Limestone, went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with cancer on Dec. 15, 2013.
Della was born outside of Chicago, Illinois, on March 22, 1941. Della loved helping others and she demonstrated this in her vocation as a registered nurse. She most recently was employed by Four Oaks Health Care in Jonesborough and Caris Hospice in Johnson City, where she left behind many friends and acquaintances.
Della was survived by her daughter, Teresa Ratlief and son-in-law, Lonnie Jr. “Rocky,” of Limestone; two grandsons, Lonnie III and Matthew. She also leaves behind her cats, Cupcake, Muffin, Snaggles and Dexter, who provided her great comfort; along with her best friend, Brenda Allen, of San Diego, CA.
Della was a private person who did not want any fanfare or ceremony to commemorate her passing.
The family would like to thank the staff of Caris Hospice for their kindness and compassion in paving the way for Della’s final journey home.
Condolences may be sent to the Schortiano family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 423-753-3821