Patricia M. “Trish” Phillips Spracklen, 54, of Pana passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in her home. She was born July 27, 1964 in Pana to Thomas J. Phillips, Jr. and Doris (Christner) Phillips.
Trish attended grade school at Sacred Heart School and Pana High School before graduating from St. Mary’s Academy in Nauvoo, Ill. She also attended Western Illinois University. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pana and was a life-long employee of the family owned business, the Pana News Palladium. She was the head graphic designer and sat on the Board of Directors.
Trish was a voracious reader and tea drinker and was always eager to learn. She enjoyed antiques, science fiction and chaired the former annual St. Pat’s Chicken Dinner and Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. She was very devoted to her family & grandchildren.
Trish is survived by her daughters: Alicia Phillips-Bennett-Dingee (Alex), Madison, Wis. and Nicole Bonn (Josh), Pana, Ill.; father, Thomas Phillips, Pana, Ill.; grandchildren: Joshua “J.J.” Dean Bonn, Jr. & Elliana “Ellie” Nicole Bonn; and sister, Elizabeth “Beth” Bennett (David), Madison, Wis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Phillips and sister, Cindy Phillips Latonis.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Trish was a true animal lover. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Trish’s memory may be made to a pet shelter or agency of your choice and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.mdfh.com