Patricia A. "Pat" McGuire, age 63 and a lifelong Equality resident, passed on this life on Jan. 6, 2019 after an extended illness.
Pat, as most knew her, was born in Harrisburg on April 23, 1955 to Herbert "Blackie" and Margaret (McCabe) Mossman. She graduated from Equality High School and attended Southeastern Illinois College. She was a member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church.
Pat worked for mor than 37 years at the Gallatin County courthouse, starting in 1980 in the office of Treasurer John Ellis and continued in the office until 2002, when she was elected Gallatin County Treasurer, a position she kept until June of 2017 when she retired.
She was a dedicated and tireless servant for the people of Gallatin County. Her job was her life and it showed in how she ran the office. She was also treasurer for the Gallatin County Democratic Party for many years.
She had a kind, beautiful soul and heart, always helping when she could. Pat was a real homebody, always decorating, working in her flowers and landscape and sitting on her patio to relax. She was a good mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend who will be forever remembered here.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Kristin (Lyle) Waller of Morganfield, Kentucky; her mother, Margaret Mossman, now of Harrisburg; her two granddaughters, Addison and Avery Waller; two brothers, David Mossman of Peoria and Chris (Karla) Mossman of Equality; and a sister, Joan (Bob) Fromm of Junction, who was her caretaker.
She was preceded in death by her father and an infant brother, Richard Allen Mossman.
Visitation for Pat will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway, with Fr. Steven Beatty celebrating Mass.
She will be laid to rest afterward in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Equality.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the St. Joseph Cemetery, Equality, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may also find memorials or leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com.