September 6, 2023
Patricia J. Isaacs, 89, of Staunton, Ill., died on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 12, 1933, in Livingston, the daughter of Clarence “Peggy” Meyer and Sophie “Sally” (Krakowiecki) Meyer. She married Lawrence G. Isaacs on July 3, 1979, in Edwardsville. Lawrence preceded Pat in death on Feb. 1, 1999.
Pat’s first job was pedaling newspapers around her hometown. She delivered all the daily papers, the Globe Democrat in the morning and the Post Dispatch and Star newspapers in the evening. Pat said that she delivered papers for nine years, starting out on secondhand bicycles on up to the family car. She had been treated many times by some customers on her route with fresh kohlrabi and sometimes fresh apricots.
As an adult, Pat worked for 10 years with Cassens Transport in Edwardsville and retired in 2012 while working for First National Bank in Staunton. Pat was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Staunton.
She is survived by her sons, Mike (Brandi) McBride and Robert (Sheri) McBride; grandchildren, Doug Guennewig, Ryan Isaacs, Jenni (Kyle) Kupinski, Shawn McBride, Grace McBride, Cullen McBride; stepson, Glen (Kathleen Scheibal) Isaacs; stepdaughter, Kathy Ardoin; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Meyer, Billie Meyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, Mike McBride and Lawrence “Larry” Isaacs; her son, Timothy McBride; daughter-in-law, Lois McBride; brothers, Richard Meyer and Charles “Chuck” Meyer; and sister-in-law, Jane Meyer.
A Memorial Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Staunton. Interment of her cremains, next to her husband Larry, was in Sacred Heart Cemetery located near Livingston.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Staunton Education Foundation, Staunton Sports Boosters, or the charity of the donor’s choice. To sign a guest book or to leave a private condolence, visit http://www.lesickofuneralhome.com. Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston was in charge of arrangements.