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Patricia "Pat" Eileen (Wall) Purcell

April 15, 1948 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 74)


Patricia “Pat” Eileen (Wall) Purcell, loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 28, 2022.  

Patricia was born on April 15, 1948, in Windsor, the daughter of Clinton Everett and Catherine Rita (Kearney) Wall.  She was a 1966 graduate of Windsor High School.  Pat married the love of her life, Charles Raymond Purcell on January 1, 1994, and they were blessed with 25 years of marriage before his passing on April 15, 2019.  Pat earned her associate degree from Lake College in 1991; her Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 1994; became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in 1995 and completed her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Illinois in Springfield in 1997.   Through the years she was a Mary Kay associate, worked at JCPenney, Meis, Elder-Beerman, Hinsdale Hospital, numerous nursing homes in the area, Charleston Transitional Facility, CCAR and enjoyed being a paraprofessional and substitute teacher in various schools in the area but above all she treasured being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker doting on her loved ones. Pat was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Garrett Baldridge Post 725 in Windsor, Jr Women’s Club and United Methodist Stephen Ministry.  Pat was a giver of her time, she loved to help others.  She enjoyed boating on Lake Shelbyville, YMCA water aerobics, attending events at the Little Theater in Sullivan, spending time with her children and grandchildren and cheering them on at all their games. 

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Matt) Daugherty of Charleston; son, John (Jennifer) Knierim of Pesotum; stepchildren:  Matt (Sabrina) Purcell of Champaign, Elizabeth Purcell of Weldon, Timothy (Jenni) Purcell of Newman and Thomas (Julie) Purcell of Granville; grandchildren: Dalton Wagner, Madison Omer, Mason Daugherty, Clayton Knierim, Peyton Daugherty, Parker Knierim and Garrett Knierim; step-grandchildren: Melissa Henseler, April Purcell, Andrea Kempf, Alex Purcell, Josh Purcell, Katie Flowers, Chelsea Singleton, Heather Purcell, Cody Purcell, Allison Park, Hailey Purcell, Tyler Purcell and Brooklyn Purcell; 14 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; sisters:  Mary Ann Wall Lowry of Springfield, OH, Rita Wall Goodman of Arthur and Nancy (John) Wall Oxley of  Platteville, WI and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two brothers-in-law: Charles Goodman and Gordon Lowry. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville with Father Pawel Augustyniak officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Private family burial will take place in Windsor Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in her name to the family or to the Carle Foundation Hospital Guest House in Champaign and mailed to 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.  

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June 4, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
1431 State Hwy 128
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Mass of Christian Burial
June 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church
1431 State Hwy 128
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Private Burial

Windsor Cemetery
1553 IL 32
Windsor, IL 61957


To the Family
302 W. Main Street, Shelbyville IL 62565

Carle Foundation Hospital Guest House
602 W. Church Street, Urbana IL 61801

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