Patricia Calliott

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Patricia Marie Calliott, 78, of Belleville, IL, born September 26, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, August 27, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

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

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


5 Comments on Patricia Calliott

Linda Leonard Heuer said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2021 at 9:13 PM

So sorry to hear of Pat's passing, enjoyed seeing her at the Fairview Public Library when I worked there, she always had a smile, and it was good to see someone from my hometown. Thoughts and prayers

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary Holcomb said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2021 at 5:45 PM

I enjoyed talking to Pat when she lived at Charles Gardens. She and I had conversations about Women’s soccer. She was truly a very special person. Pat will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Pat

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Joan Smith Ashley said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Ruth, Mary, and Eddie, my deepest empathy. I think Pat and I adopted each other in our first year at Notre Dame so long ago. Dear Pat, you will surely find your quest for JOY in heaven. No more hurting. No more worrying. And answers to all your questions! You are loved.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
GENE WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Sharon Geil said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2021 at 12:46 PM

Pat was my first AF boss, and as such my introduction to working for the Air Force. I will forever be grateful for the confidence she showed in me and diversity of experiences she enabled. Her loss is a loss to the world. My condolences.

  • Lebanon
  • IL

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