Pat had many interests she was passionate about, the earliest being a lifelong love of books and reading. She read everything from comic books (Patsy Walker and Archie were favorites), to classic literature, history, politics, mysteries, thrillers, and the romance genre, as well as all types of magazines. She appreciated beauty in every form, from nature, to music, to fine art, crafts, home design, gardens, and gourmet cooking, to a well-played game by the Cardinals. Pat had a great love of her family. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays in her home, following Martha Stewart guidelines whenever possible. Above all, she had a love and faith in God.
Pat retired from Scott Air Force Base where she spent her entire career in civil service, concluding her career as an environmental protection specialist. She was always proud to be a dedicated employee of the US Air Force.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Edward L. Sr. and Marie, nee Frerker, Calliott; her youngest brother, John Calliott; and a brother-in-law, Ernie Ades.
Surviving are a brother, Ed Jr. (Linda) Calliott; two sisters, Ruth (Jeff) Nowakowski, and Mary Ades; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (John) Arentsen, Cheryl (Brett) Moss, Dale (Jill Voss) Ades, and Ross (Jennie) Calliott;and great-nieces and great-nephews, Noah Arentsen, Keegan and Connor Ades, and Aubrey and Calvin Voss.
Memorials may be made in the form of masses, to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, September 3, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Friday, September 3, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, with Fr. James Thomas and Msgr. James Buerster concelebrating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL