Patricia A. Storm 78, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away at 5:05 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.
A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Maranatha Assembly of God Church with Pastor Dean Rose officiating. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois Charitable Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
Pat was born on January 11, 1938, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, the daughter of James C. and Connie L. (Haley) Ragsdale. She graduated from St. Elmo High School in 1955. She went on to attend Sparks Business College in Shelbyville, IL. It was there, that Pat met her future husband Dwain Storm. Patricia married Dwain Loyd Storm on June 14, 1958, at the St. Elmo Assembly of God Church. She worked as an Avon sales person starting at an early age helping her mom Connie Ragsdale. She went on to become the District Manager for Avon in Decatur and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Pat was very suited for this type of work as she loved people and loved to help people. After retiring from Avon, she worked in the insurance field with AAA Insurance and later Preferred Risk. Pat and Dwain were members of Maranatha Assembly of God Church.
Pat enjoyed many things in life as long as it included her husband Dwain and the boys. Pat and Dwain were involved in many church functions. Together they enjoyed many outdoor activities including camping, golfing, bowling leagues and watching their boys in sports. Later in life, Pat and Dwain loved square dancing and being surrounded by all who was involved. Pat loved her family dearly and along with her husband Dwain cherished every moment with their siblings, children, and grandchildren throughout their lives. Pat was a giver and always gave of herself whole heartily. Pat and Dwain loved all their friends that they met along their wonderful life together.
Surviving are her sons: Randy Storm and his wife Debbie of McKee, KY and Greg Storm of Mt. Zion; step-granddaughter: Myriah Phillips of Franklin, TN, step great-grandchildren: Reagan and Emma Phillips of Franklin, TN; sisters: June Weaver of Lima, OH, and Sue Murphy and her husband Jerry of Ocala, FL; brother: Ron Ragsdale of rural St. Elmo along with many nieces and nephews.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers: Marvin Ragsdale, Bob Ragsdale, and J.D. Ragsdale, sisters: Betty King and Okema Rhodes, and a niece: Gina Storm.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Fritz’s family and staff, Dr. Konda, Dr. Kolluru, Dr. Kefalas, Dr. Rajasurya, Dr. Velasco and DMH staff and 5th floor nurses: Amor, Melodie, and others. Thank you for all your kindness.