Patricia Baucum

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Patricia Baucum

Patricia Rose Baucum passed away Aug. 6, 2018, in Belleville. Ms. Baucum was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital on March 21, 1953. 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 undergrad program. In 2000, Ms. Baucum medically retired from Columbia and moved to Belleville. Ms. Baucum stayed with her immediate family till her medical condition required nursing home care in 2013. Ms. Baucum died from complications that occurs with the long-term effects associated with multiple sclerosis.
Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Earle W. Baucum Sr.
Patricia is survived by her mother, Rosie Lee Baucum of Belleville; her brother, Earle W. Baucum Jr. of Belleville; two maternal aunts; and the families of many first, second and third cousins.
Those who remember Ms. Baucum from her time in Danville are encouraged to send electronic condolences to the Kassly Mortuary website at And as an alternative, in lieu of flowers, those interested could send a donation to their local National Multiple Sclerosis Society or a needy charity of their choice in honor of Patricia's name.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Shiloh. Burial will follow service at Sunset Gardens of Memory, Millstadt, Ill.
Published on August 9, 2018
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Ralph davis
Aug 15, 2018
Earle, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your only sister, Pat. I know you, your Mother and family are heartbroken. Be comforted by your Faith that she is now and forever in God's Loving Light!
I shall donate to the National Multiple Schlerosis Society in Pat's memory.
God Bless you Earle!
With Care Always My Friend.
Sharon Stevenson Hathaway
Aug 14, 2018
Patty was one of my favorite roommates at EIU. She was so fun, friendly and vivacious...She was known all over the form as Cookie and was loved by all. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding. So so sorry she had MS to deal with. God bless you all!
Aug 12, 2018
Hugs and prayers are coming your way. So sorry to hear about The loss of your sister. Her pain has been taken away wrapped in the wings of the Angels.. God bless and may your family find peace and love in the face of God.
Aug 10, 2018
Debora Pitlik
Aug 10, 2018
Earle Baucum. My sincere condolences to you and all of your family on Patricia's death. I remember both of you from SHS. May she rest in peace.
Mark Millet
Aug 09, 2018
Went to Schlarman with Earle. My sympathis to the family.
Rich Hampel
Aug 09, 2018
Sending prayers to my classmate Earl and his family. So sorry for your loss.
Rich Hampel
Aug 09, 2018
Sending prayers to my classmate Earl and his family. So sorry for your loss.
Butch Conard
Aug 09, 2018
To Earl and the Baucum family my sincerest condolences. You are in our prayers.
Karen Ridens Lyons
Aug 09, 2018
Miss Rose and Earl. I went all through high school with Patty and absolutely loved her. She was my best friend. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and the suffering she had to endure. I will always remember her with great love and fond memories and for what a great lady she was. I always knew that she would accomplish great things. May God hold you both in his loving arms and help you through this difficult time.