Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home
Ann Elizabeth Pacatte 1941 – 2021
Springfield, IL â Ann Elizabeth Pacatte, 80, formerly of Waverly, Chicago and Midlothian, died Thursday, December 9, 2021 at her home.
She was born in Chicago on November 29, 1941, to Henry and Beatrice (Feller) Comer. She married Marcel Pacatte on June 11, 1960, in Midlothian. She was predeceased by her husband; brothers, Peter, Jerome and Michael Comer; and sisters-in-law, Louise Comer and Macile (Pacatte) Hooper.
Ann was a juvenile parole officer with the Illinois Department of Corrections, covering seven counties in central Illinois, and later served as a counselor at Jacksonville Jail. She, along with her husband, was also co-editor of the Waverly Journal for many years. She was an active member of the Illinois Women’s Political Caucus, the Waverly Junior Women’s Club, and faculty wives of Lincoln Land Community College. She had been a member of St. Sebastian’s Church in Waverly and St. Ita’s Church in Chicago, and was a Secular Franciscan.
She is survived by her children, Marcel of Chicago, Michael of Goodland, IN, and Amy (Jim) Haugh of Springfield; grandchildren, Maggie and Brian Haugh; sister, Barbara (Al) Fox of North Aurora; sisters-in-law Joyce Comer of Joliet and Kathy Helmke of Bastrop, TX; several nieces and nephews and dear friends.
A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with the Right Reverend Brian C. Alford officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Rutledge Youth Foundation or Waverly Fire and Rescue Squad.
Posted on December 11, 2021
Posted in The Journal-State Register