Patricia G. Ward, 67 of Streator passed away (July 27, 2022) at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center.
Following cremation, a private family service will be held with burial in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Chicago
Pat was born on November 23, 1954, in Chicago to Verne and Dorothy (Liesom) Franke.
Surviving is a daughter Stacy Ward of Streator, stepson Shawn Ward of Streator, grandson Brian Boylen, great grandchildren, Wyatt Svetz, Alexia, Serenity, Dezirae and Nevaeh Boylen, brother Danny Franke of Indiana, sisters, Karen McCumsey of Grand Ridge, and Cindy Espinosa of Morton Grove.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a grandson Justin Bierut.
Pat was formerly employed at Oak State Products in Wenona. She loved gardening, crocheting, making crafts, cooking, listening to music, interior decorating and family gathering.
My Mom was my mentor , friend and role model when I was growing up living in a single parent environment .I know that life for her wasn't always easy while trying to juggle jobs ,money and then being my Mom , teacher and everything that she was to me growing up and still finding the time for us to go to the movies , go to the park , go for an ice cream . All those little things that mean so much when you're a kid. It still amazes me to this day , how in the world did she do it all? So, I thought to myself. I want to be this strong, smart, beautiful, fierce, independent woman someday. She was my hero, she made my world a better place, if I was hurting, she made it better, if I was scared, she made me feel safe, if I was confused, she made it clear. If I needed help with anything she was always there. The world is a different place to me now because My Superhero, My Wonder Woman is gone. Life will never be the same without her...I love Her and miss her so much and forever will until see her again.