Patricia L. “Pat” Rees, 78, of Sparta, IL; born on March 18, 1944 in Weymouth, MA the daughter of Arthur Vincent and Ellen Elizabeth (Manley) Smith; passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
She married Dallas K. Rees on December 27, 1963 in North Abington, MA and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2017.
Pat was also preceded in death by her parents and brother.
Mrs. Rees was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Sodality, Sparta Community Hospital Auxiliary, Sparta VFW Auxiliary, and a volunteer with Hospice of Southern Illinois. She was a grocery clerk on the Broadway Plaza in Sparta for over 20 years, a CNA at Sparta Hospital, a clerk at Wrights Do It Center, and most recently she was an avid participant and volunteer at the Sparta Senior Center.
She is survived by two children – Kim Rees of Baldwin, IL and Deric (Ceonda) Rees of Bunker Hill, IL; two grandsons – Kellan Branson of Bunker Hill, IL and Jordan (Angela) Rees of Chester, IL; one granddaughter – Haley (Joe) Mathis of Ward, AR; two great grandsons – Tyler Branson-Rees of Bunker Hill, IL and Paxton Rees of Chester, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
The Visitation for Mrs. Rees will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Memorial Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Father Iuvenis Iheme officiating. Interment will take place at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements