Patricia Ann Rossman, 80, of Mahomet, died at 8:49pm on August 19, 2020 at her Mahomet home. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated and her family will have a private celebration of life.
Patricia was born on April 19, 1940, a daughter of Robert and Esther (Groner) O'Neil in Danville Illinois. She married Ralph 'Gary' Rossman on August 25, 1962. He survives and resides in Mahomet.
Survivors include: her husband, Gary; Her brother Robert 'Mike' O'Neil of Catlin; her two children Lori Ann Rossman (Mike) Hays of Rantoul; Robert G. (Sage) Rossman of Mahomet; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, parents in law, and a grandson.
She graduated from Danville High School in 1958 and attended Danville Community College for two years prior to transferring to Southern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1962. She later received her Master's degree in Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign. She also took accounting classes at Parkland College in the 1980's.
Patricia worked at Bottenfield Elementary where she taught 6th grade. She also was a substitute teacher for Unit 4 school district of Champaign, IL. She later took a job as office manager at Newman Hall Foundation / St. John's Catholic Chapel on the U of I campus.
She loved nature, birds, gardening, and traveling. She adored her large cat Annabelle who sat by her side nearly all the time. She enjoyed her home and spending time with her husband of nearly 58 years.
Please make a donation in Patricia's name to: Bloomington Faith Church, 8782 N 1550 E, Bloomington, IL 61705
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