Patricia Lorraine Emmerling, 77, passed away on October 10, 2011 at 11:16pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.  She was born November 17, 1933 in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Hershel and Stella(Dowdy) Sparling.  She married Herman George "Mick" Emmerling on March 14, 1952 in Taylorville, IL.  She was employed at the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital as the Vice-President in charge of Staff.  She was a lifelong resident of Taylorville and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Taylorville.  She was the treasurer for the Taylorville High School Class of '51.

She is survived by daughter, Pamela (Lyndon) McConnell of Taylorville, IL, sisters; Diane (Joe) Champley of Taylorville and Linda (Thomas) Marini of Dixon, IL. aunts and uncles; Uncle Bill Dowdy of Kentucky, Aunt Helen Johnson, Aunt Betty Sikes, Uncle Berlin and Aunt Catherine Sparling all of Taylorville, IL. Several Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by parents, husband: Herman George "Mick" Emmerling, daughter: Barbara Leanne Emmerling and son; Ricky Evan Emmerling.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:00am at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Pastor Chad Foster officiating.  Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials to: Taylorville Public Schools Foundation, 512 W. Spressor St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest-book at

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