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Patricia Ann McNary

Place of Service
Pearce Funeral Home

Time of Service
Saturday April 21, 2012
5:00 PM

Place of Visitation
Pearce Funeral Home

Time of Visitation
Saturday April 21, 2012
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Patricia Ann McNary

Jul. 19, 1950 - Apr. 15, 2012

Patricia Ann McNary, 61, of St. Louis MO, formerly of Marshall, IL passed away 7:53 PM Sunday, April 15, 2012 in de Greeff Hospice House of St. Anthony's Medical Center at St. Louis, MO.
She was born July 19, 1950 at Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of Don G. and Kathleen Hays McNary who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a brother, John (Connie) McNary of Paris, IL; a nephew, Chris (Laura) McNary of Plano, TX; a niece, Erin McNary of St. Louis, MO; a great nephew, Evan James McNary and cousins, Becky (Bob) Schrumpf of Highland, IL, Brian (Emma) Edwards of Noblesville, IN, Dora Ann Heaton of Port Matilda, PA, Jim McMasters of Clearfield, PA  and Tim (Lura) Miller of Dubois, PA.
For many years she was employed as a nurse and held various positions at St. Louis University Hospital and most recently served as a medical research librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Pharmacy at Boston Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Marshall High School and received her degree in nursing from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing at Evansville, IN. She later received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the St. Louis University and received her Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri.
A service in honor of her life will be 5:00 PM Saturday, April 21st at Pearce Funeral Home at Marshall, IL. A reception for friends will be 3:00 PM until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers it is requested by her family that memorial contributions be made to the McNary Family Scholarship Fund or to the Marshall Public Library.

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  • Judy Bagato
    Apr. 23, 2012

    Patty Ann was one of a kind.  I'll never forget the years we worked together in the Emergency Department at SLU.  The laughter, her dry sense of humor, her insight. Good times both at work and after work.  Snow angels and other shenanigans - meories that I will always cherish.  I am privileged to have known her.  My condolences to her family and close friends.
    Judy Bagato

  • Kathy Gallagher
    Apr. 19, 2012

    I was very saddened by the news of Pat's passing.  She was close to me in age, and her mother died about when mine had --  so we had an immediate link when I met her at her interview at SLU's medical library.
    We did a couple of work projects together, which were fun because of her wonderful sense of humor and unique viewpoint about things in general, and she came down and spent the night here near Rolla where we currently live, then taught a class over at UMR during the time I worked there.  She and another friend and I went to Old Iron Works Days here together one year, and we got drenched -- just soaked!  and laughed about it for years afterwards.  I respected and admired Pat in many ways, and especially for the courage and wisdom she exhibited during her long battle with cancer.  She was a very special woman, and one who will be much missed. Jim [my hub]and I send our sympathy, and rejoice that we knew her.  Kathy Gallagher & Jim Gilbert

  • Rose Lawson
    Apr. 18, 2012

    Dear McNary family,

    You have my deepest sympathies at the passing of your sister, aunt and cousin.

    I worked with Pat at St. Louis University.  She was one of the neatest ladies I've known and I often told her that I wanted to be like her in her zeal for life.  I remember a couple of items on her bucket list, shoot a machine gun and ride a Harley.  At the time she had accomplished shooting a machine gun which I thought was amazing.  There was also the time she dressed as a fortune teller for our office Halloween party.  She was such a good sport.  I will miss knowing she is just a phone call or email away. 

    May your memories and the comfort of the heavenly father comfort you at this difficult time.

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