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Patricia Ann “Pat” Pillers

Patricia Ann "Pat" Pillers

PILLERS

Patricia “Pat” Ann Pillers, 85, of Sparta, IL; born on August 27, 1936 in Sparta, IL, the daughter of Wilford “Pat” and Alice Priestley Hamilton; peacefully departed for her heavenly home on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

She worked for many years at Cherry Insurance and Hookers Men’s Clothing Store in Sparta.  Pat was a Sparta Bulldog and St. Louis Cardinals fan.  She was a great cook and was famous for her homemade iced sugar cookies.  Family and friends enjoyed those decorated cookies on every holiday and special occasion!  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sparta and was one of the original “Bazaar Girls” as co-chair of the annual Holiday Bazaar.  Pat was also past president of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

Pat is survived by four children – John (Tonia) Pillers of Sikeston, MO, Jo Levery of Sparta, IL, Jim (Jane) Pillers of Sparta, IL, and Janet (Roger) Gerlach of Sparta, IL; eight grandchildren – Joshua Pillers, Ryan Pillers, Teresa Hickey, Mallory Butler, Chelsey Rush, Abbey Miles, Kelly Hovland and Katie Gerlach; eighteen great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers – Ron Hamilton and an infant brother.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL.  The family asks that you do an act of kindness in Pat’s memory.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Friends and family may gather at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy McGeehon officiating.

Private graveside services will be held for the family immediately following the church service.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. DINA DOOLEN says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

  2. DORIS AND RICHARD CAVAKIER says:

    PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SYMPATHY. PAT WAS A SPECIAL PERSON AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. SHE AND I (DORIS) WALKED TO SCHOOL TOGETHER MANY YEARS AGO.. WE GOT TO KNOW HER CHILDREN IN LATER YEARS. A LOVELY FAMILY AND OUR PRAYERS FOR COMFORT AND PEACE BE WITH ALL OF YOU.

  3. Ron and Paula Kohring says:

    Our sincere condolences to all of Pat’s family.

  4. Denise Ebers says:

    Gary and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a truly beautiful woman. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with her entire family.

  5. Lisa Gentry says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences! Pat was a great lady. 🌹

  6. Jeff and Shoye wahlig says:

    Sorry for your loss of your mom

  7. Alan and Paulette Ashbrook says:

    So sorry to hear this news. Praying for your comfort and great memories.

  8. Carla Bievenue says:

    JP,Jim, Janet, and John may you find comfort in Jesus’ arms. She was a great cookie maker that’s for sure. May she fly high with the Angel’s. R.I.P. Pat

  9. Denise K Vuichard says:

    So sorry for your loss

  10. Linda Florreich says:

    Gone from our sight but not from our hearts, precious memories.

  11. Marci Reeves says:

    Sorry for your loss— mothers are very special and yours definitely will be missed by many. May you all find peace, strength, and comfort in the memories and legacy she left.

  12. Perry Brooks says:

    Sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was a Very Nice Lady,always friendly to me, Prayers for you all,God Bless you all!

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