Patricia “Patty” or “Pat” A. McCammon died peacefully in her sleep Friday, April 9, 2021 in Danbury Senior Living in Columbus, OH. She was 83 years old and was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe L. McCammon. Patty was born August 8, 1937, to Charles and Agnes Trefz in Marshall, IL. She was the youngest of five children, all of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1955 and immediately began working at the Ohio Oil Company in Terre Haute, IN. During this time she sang in the Marshall (IL) American Legion Auxiliary Choir, which was recognized with state and national honors. After her marriage to Joe on July 4, 1959, she transferred to the company’s headquarters in Findlay, OH. With the arrival of their two children, Patty was a stay-at-home mom and volunteered numerous hours to her church and her children’s elementary school. Once their children were in school, Patty worked as a substitute teacher and a tutor in the Title I program in an Indianapolis elementary school. In 1976, Patty and her family moved to Flat Rock, IL, where she worked for the Robinson Marathon Refinery. She served one term on the board of education of the Robinson Community School District Unit 2. In addition to these activities, Patty also assisted Joe in his own business as a publicist and photographer. In 1981, Patty and Joe began their lives in the printing and newspaper businesses. They started by publishing the county-wide Crawford Press and later The Choice, a tabloid newspaper published in Robinson. In 1986, the couple returned to their roots in Marshall and established Choice Printing followed two years later by the launching of their masterpiece, The Marshall Choice. For 10 years, Patty and Joe published this newspaper that covered the local news, but more importantly, uplifted the stories of countless people of Marshall and Clark County, IL. In all of these operations, Patty was the brains behind the scenes. Upon their retirement from the printing and publishing community, Patty spent her energy and time on one of the true loves of her life – the City of Marshall. She was a charter member of Marshall’s Main Street program and was the organization’s first program manager. She served on Marshall’s Historic Preservation Committee. But her proudest and most enjoyable undertaking was as the project director for the restoration of Harlan Hall, Marshall’s historic 1872 livery stable and opera house. She was truly gifted with cultivating volunteers and finding financial resources for this endeavor. Patty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marshall. She was once a member of the choral group Women of Note in Marshall and served 10 years as a co-chair for the Marshall Autumn Fest Committee. Patty received many awards including the 1994 Humanitarian Award by the Clark County Optimist Club, the 1999 Community Service Award by the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2000 State of Illinois Woman of Achievement Award, the 2008 Marshall Pride Award by the City of Marshall, and the 2008 Diana Award by the Marshall Women’s Service League. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and husband. She is survived by her children, David and Jody McCammon of Powell, OH, and Connie McCammon of Terre Haute, IN. She is survived by her grandchildren, Calvin and Erin McCammon of Westerville, OH, and Jacqueline “Jackie” McCammon and Adele Vergis of Clintonville, OH, and two very special great-granddaughters, Esther and Verity McCammon. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Patty is also survived by special friends and traveling companions, John and Irma Davis of Terre Haute, IN, and Nancy Wallace of Clarksville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM (Central Time) Wednesday, April 14, at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, IL, with the Rev. Bob Sabo officiating. Burial will follow at the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM (Central Time) Tuesday, April 13, at Pearce Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rescue Me Clifford in Care of Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., Marshall, IL 62441. Patty’s furry companion, Pirate, is a wonderful addition to the family and came from that organization. pearcefuneralservices.com.