Patricia M. Merriman
Patricia M. Merriman, 66, of Springfield died at 3:30 am Thursday, December 4, 2014 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born April 21, 1948 in Springfield to Fredrick and Elizabeth Barger Thoele. She married Gary Merriman on May 20, 1972, and he survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Beth (Lori) Kretzinger and one son, Chris (Erin) Merriman, both of Springfield, IL; three grandchildren, Steel Merriman and Brennan and Layne Kretzinger; three sisters, Elizabeth (Robert) Taylor of Moss Point, MS, Marian (Ron) Krass of Buffalo Grove, IL and Nancy Thoele of Springfield; three brothers, John (Linda) Thoele of Springfield, Christopher (Rachel) Thoele of Athens and Richard (Angi) Thoele of Irmo, SC; Gina Thoele of Springfield and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Patricia was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church. She loved to sew and read. She lived in Springfield all of her life and worked as a secretary for SIU School of Medicine.
Memorial Gathering: 9:30-11:30 am Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Frances Cabrini Church.
Memorial Mass: 11:30 am Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at St. Frances Cabrini Church with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.