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Patricia R. Baucum

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Patricia Baucum

Patricia Rose Baucum, born in Danville, IL, on March 21, 1953, passed away on August 6, 2018, at the Bria of Belleville Healthcare Nursing Home in Belleville IL.

Raised in Danville, she was member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a graduate of St. Paul Parochial School and a 1971 graduate of Schlarman High School. After graduating from Schlarman, she left Danville and went on to obtain a BS in Business degree in 1976, and a BS in Theatrical Arts from Eastern Illinois University in 1979. Ms. Baucum then went on to get a master's degree in theatrical arts from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1981. While in school at Ann Arbor she was diagnosed with MS. In 1982, Ms. Baucum moved to Chicago. In 1986 she started work for Columbia College of Chicago, a fine arts school. Ms. Baucum first worked in the college's business office and later as a counselor and placement officer for the college's undergraduate program. In 2000 Ms. Baucum medically retired from Columbia College and moved to Belleville, IL. Ms. Baucum stayed with her immediate family till her medical condition required nursing home care in 2013. Ms. Baucum died from complications that occur with the long-term effects associated with multiple sclerosis.

Patricia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. John H. and Mrs. Alma Day Haynes Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Mr. Charlie Mach and Lula Phillips Griggs; her father, Earle W. Baucum Sr.; four paternal uncles, Mr. John Henry Haynes Jr., Mr. Eddie Haynes, Mr. Harvey Haynes Sr., and Mr. Philip Haynes; four paternal aunts, Mrs. Vera Haynes Williams, Ms. Deola Haynes, Mrs. Delois Haynes Townsend and Bonnie Bell Haynes Vickers; a maternal uncle, Mr. Douglas Griggs I.; and a maternal aunt, Mrs. Charlsie Griggs Taylor.

Patricia is survived by her mother, Rosie Lee Baucum of Belleville, IL; her brother, Earle W. Baucum Jr., of Belleville IL; two maternal aunts, Mrs. Vernice Johnson of Madison, IL, and Mrs. Hazel Griggs of Carrollton, TX; and the families of many first, second and third cousins.

Appropriate memorial cut funeral flower arrangements are appreciated but the family is requesting that no potted plants be submitted. And as an alternative, in lieu of flowers, those interested could send a donation to their local National Multiple Sclerosis Society the Gateway Area Chapter or a needy in honor of Patricia's name.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.

Visitations: Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, Illinois. Another Visitation will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh, IL.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh IL with Monsignor James Margason and Deacon George Mills Jr., officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Gardens of Memory in Millstadt IL.

KASSLY MORTUARY, LTD., Fairview Heights, IL.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 12, 2018
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