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Patricia A. Box

Mrs. Patricia A. Box of Nashville, IL, departed this life at her residence in Nashville on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:47 AM.  She had attained the age of 90 years, 10 months and 22 days.

Mrs. Box was born on April 20, 1929 in Vienna, IL the daughter of Ray and Thelma (Mathis) Shinn.  She was united in marriage to Dr. John Lynwood Box on June 25, 1955 in Vienna, IL and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2004.

Pat was a teacher for many years, including teaching English at Okawville High School from 1951 to 1956.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville, IL, Nashville Ladies Golf League and American Legion Auxiliary and she volunteered for the American Red Cross, serving for many years as the armed forces liaison.  

Left to mourn her passing are her two children, John Box and wife Carol of Chicago, IL and Ann Gray and husband Bill of Scottsdale, AZ; four grandchildren, Claire and Elizabeth Box, Molly Etchebarren and Cory Gray; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Jack P. Shinn.

Funeral services will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville, IL on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 3 PM with Rev. Bill Bunnage officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery in Nashville, IL.

Friends may call at the Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville, IL on Saturday from 1 PM until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Central and Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, PO Box 326, Nashville, IL 62263, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

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