Patricia Holm

Jan 14, 1928 - Mar 14, 2021

Patricia Holm

January 14, 1928 - March 14, 2021


Patricia Kelly Holm, age 93, of South Holland, Illinois, and formerly of Quincy, died Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8:30 am in South Holland Manor Heath Care and Rehab Center.

Pat was born January 14, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Francis Patrick and Marion Ruth Hayes Kelly. She married John Huber Holm on June 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2013.

She attended school in Chicago, Illinois. Pat had been employed with Winters Insurance Company for many years, where she worked as a secretary, as an adjuster, and as a sales agent. Pat is a member of St. Francis of Solanus Catholic Church.

Pat was an avid reader, and she and John would go to the library on a weekly basis to drop off seven or more books at a time. He would read one by the time she had read seven of them. Pat loved watching the Chicago Cubs. Patricia was always smiling no matter how she felt and cared for all, with her religious upbringing.

She also wrote poetry, and she was very good at it. She wrote a long poem for one of the nieces in five minutes, and that niece received an "A+" grade for Patricia's hard work.

In the early years in Quincy, Pat loved to bowl and enjoyed bowling night with John. She truly loved all the people in Quincy and loved turning on the radio at 3:00 am in the morning to listen to John and WTAD. This world was a better place with Patricia in it, and now heaven is.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews: Daniel (Pamela) Paulson of Cary, IL; James Paulson of Monee, IL; Linda (Thomas) Bolan of Saint John, IN; Cheryl (Doug) Moreland of Dyer, IN; Michael (Chris) Paulson of Saint John, IN; and Gayle Day of Lansing, IL; Jeanne Ann (Wayne) Cole, of Schereville, IN; Patricia Sivak, Crown Point, IN; Barbara (Merl) Bartels, of Grand Junction, MI; Timothy (Diane) Sivak, of St. John, IN; Marion (James) Fritza, of St. John, IN; Hugh (Lisa) Sivak, of San Diego, CA; James (Rita) Kelly, of Orland Park, IL; John (Kerry) Kelly, of Midlothain, IL; and Judy (Glenn) Hoffman, of Tinley Park, IL. Patricia is also survived by her dear friends Jim Obert, Mike Moyer, and all those at WTAD Radio; Shirley McLain; and her cherished lifelong friends Mary Martin, of Galena, IL and the late Betty Carroll, of Midlothian, IL

In addition to her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ann Jacqueline Sivak and Marion Eileen Paulson; a brother, James Terrance Kelly; and nieces and nephews: Thomas Sivak, Kathleen Andrysiak, Steven Sivak and Doug Howard.

Memorial Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church with Rev. James Wheeler, OFM officiaing.

Inurnment: private inurnment will be take place at Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Memorials: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

1720 College Avenue
Quincy, Illinois 62301

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