Patricia Osborn

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Patricia Ann Osborn, nee Wessel, 69, of Belleville, IL, born October 24, 1948, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Osborn worked as the office manager at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home for many years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, a 1962 graduate of Cathedral Grade School, a 1966 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame, and a 1970 graduate of Bradley University, Peoria, IL.  Pat was an English teacher for several years at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and helped in her family’s business, Wessel’s Market. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

Pat was a perfectionist and wanted every detail to be correct and “in order”.  But more than anything, Pat was about family.  She worked hard at organizing get-togethers for many occasions with lots of good food, especially her famous potato salad and desserts, and of course, lining everyone up for PICTURES.  Grandkids were always made to feel extra special at Christmas and Easter.  Pat always remembered birthdays and anniversaries of family members.  She will be deeply missed.

Pat was preceded in death by her father, Hugo M. Wessel; a brother, Robert Wessel; and a nephew, Wade Blouin.

Surviving are her husband of 46 years, William Floy Osborn, whom she married on October 23, 1971;

three sons, Matthew (Karen) Osborn of Shiloh, IL, Michael (Lexie) Osborn of Freeburg, IL, and William Zachary Osborn of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Jimmy, Jordan, Aidan, Evan, and Owen Osborn;
her mother, Mary E., nee Doonan, Wessel of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Jean (Claude) Blouin, of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada;
a brother, Warren (Kim) Wessel of Belleville, IL;
her mother-in-law, Theda, nee Bell, Hunter of Oak Grove, MO;
a brother-in-law, Gary J. (Dorothy) Osborn of Nixa, MO;
a sister-in-law, Holly (Kevin) Wehner of Oak Grove, MO;
many loving nieces and nephews;
and friends.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


15 Comments on Patricia Osborn

David Jewell said : Guest Report Sep 04, 2018 at 10:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Pats passing. She was a grand lady and good friend. Thanks to the. Renner staff for letting me know. I will miss her Christmas cards and letters keeping me updated on the Renner family .and my friends there.

  • Gray Court
  • South Carolina
David Von Der Heide said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Louise and I were so sorry to hear of Patty's passing. She was such a sweet person and friendly to all. We know you all must be suffering from her loss and want you to know we care and remember her. God be with you all at this sad time.

  • smithton
  • Illinois
Jeanine Muskopf said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 11:09 PM

To Patricia’s family, As a former Queen of Peace parishioner and as a part tome associate of Kassly. I met and spoke with Patricia at the Funeral Home Ladies Auxiliary dinners. She was also so pleasant and represented Renner with pride. Condolences to you all on your loss - she was a beautiful person. Jeanine Muskopf

  • Gilbert
  • Arizona
St. Teresa Twirl Girls said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 10:36 PM

Coach, Karen, Jimmy and Jordan, We are so sorry to hear of your mom/grandma’s passing. We know how special she was to you. Much love and many prayers on the way.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Marcia Funsch Vangenhen said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 8:41 PM

I went to The Academy of Notre Dame with Pat. I wish her family peace on Pat's passing. I will remember her with fondness always.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Judy Rickey said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 1:38 PM

Matt and family, my heart goes out to all of you. Your mom was one of the nicest women I've ever met and I pray for your peace and comfort.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Jerry & Carol Maxim said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 8:53 PM

Bill, Matt, Mike, Zach & the entire Osborn family: Carol & I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. Unfortunately we are unable to attend as we are out of town. We have such found memories of all the games our boys played together in over the years. Pat was such beautiful lady, mom & grandma. We will miss her deeply. Please accept our sincere sympathy on your profound loss. Jerry & Carol Maxim

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jerry & Eve Yaekel said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Pat was such a lovely person. We remember her from working at Wessel's and then later at Renner's. Always so sweet and thoughtful We are so very sorry to learn that she passed away. Our condolences to her entire family.

  • Fredericktown
  • MO
Betty said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Bill & Family , I was so sorry to read this, you all have our deepest sympathy & you are all in our thought & prayers , she will be missed by all who knew and loved God be with you all Mrs Charles (Betty) Scherrer

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jay and Mindy Kurtz said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 1:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Diane Grudzinski Lorimor said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 3:07 AM

I went to the Academy of Notre Dame with Pat and served on the Student Council with her. Never heard her say anything negative about anyone. She was such a sweet person and my heart goes out to her family. May our Lord give you comfort and strength at this very difficult time. Heaven now has a very special angel to watch over you.

  • Sun Lakes
  • AZ
Judy and Virgil Kraus said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 2:41 AM

Bill, so very sorry to hear of Pats passing. Virgil and I know that there's nothing to be said or done to ease your pain. We are praying for you and your Boys and all your family. We'll remember the good times we had in California The love we all had for each other. Pat is resting in Gods Loving Arms,and watching over you and yours. Loving you. Judy and Virgil Kraus.

  • Boonville
  • Missouri,65233
Carl and Mary Weant said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 1:19 AM

Billie and family, our hearts are with during these dire times. Please know you have our prayers to support and comfort you. You are loved, Pat was loved and she was highly regarded with love in our families lives. God be with you and with his love guide you. Lana's family and Tommy's family send condolences.

  • Lincoln
  • MO
Jim Gehrs said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2018 at 8:03 PM

pat's Family I'm so sorry to see that she passed,so young.God only pick the best flowers for his bouquet. Mary you and you family take care she was so nice to send me a letter when Mary Ann passsed very tougtful person . Jim gehrs and my family

  • Swansea
  • il.
Joan Acker said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2018 at 6:42 PM

Someone so special can never be forgotten. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

  • Breese
  • Il

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