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“Wendy and Kevin, I just learned today of your mom's passing as I have been out of town. Your mom was a great friend to me and meant a lot to me....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Wilbern - Petersburg, IL

“I WAS SHOCKED to see Pat's name here. I had signed the Guest Book for Alison Novak and saw it. My prayers are with you and your family Wendy.I am so...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Smithers - SPRINGFIELD, IL

“My sincere condolences to Pat's family. I worked with her at Horace Mann for many years. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Melanie Rosen Alderson - IL

“Wendy & Kevin: Your mom was one of the most multi-faceted people I have ever met in my life - a child of the world. She was screamingly funny along...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gwen Wilcockson - Chatham, IL

“Wendy and Kevin: I am sorry about your Mom. I enjoyed knowing her when we were kids and when I worked with her at Horace Mann. My prayers are...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bev (Surratt) Powell - Moore, OK

“Hello, Wendy and Kevin, I know Wendy will remember me from working at Western Sizzlin and the car wash that was at the entrance to Gaslite Court;...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ron Turner - Springfield, IL

“Dear Father Sperl and family...Prayerful sympathy at the passing of your loved one...May she be with the Lord and may the Holy Faith we share sustain...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Father Donald Meehling - IL

Patricia A. Ratterree, 69, of Springfield, died at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital. Patricia was born on January 30, 1938 in Springfield, the daughter of August C. and Marcella E. Bonner Sperl. She was employed as a Systems Analyst with Horace Mann for thirty-two years until her retirement in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: James Sperl and Robert Sperl. She is survived by one daughter: Wendy Ratterree of Mason City, Illinois; one son: Kevin (wife, Iryna) Ratterree of Springfield; one granddaughter: Katia A. Ratterree of Springfield; one brother: Rev. August J. Sperl of Virden, Illinois; two sisters: Sr. Augusta Sperl, O.S.F. of Springfield and Lucille (husband, Willard) Kuchar of Springfield and several nieces and nephews. Cremation accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. The family of Patricia A. Ratterree is being served by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.