Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL


Patricia Ann Rexroad

October 9, 1947March 17, 2020

Patricia Ann Rexroad, 72, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2020 in Naples, Florida with her best friend and husband of 52 years by her side.

Surviving are her husband, David Rexroad; daughter, Tammy Johnson; son-in-law, Eric Johnson, grandchildren, Paige and Mason Johnson; sister, Karen Sanchez. Preceding her in death are her parents, Warren and Ruth Newberry; brother, Kurt Newberry and grandson, Blake Johnson.

Patt worked for the Illinois Bar Association for 27 years. She served on the Illinois Bar Foundation, Judicial Advisory Polls Committee, and Judicial Evaluations Committee. After retirement, Patt was active in the Silver Lakes community in Naples, Florida where she and Dave lived six months out of the year.

Patt enjoyed working in her yard tending to her many flowers and plants and was an avid reader. Her favorite things were her family and friends with whom she so loved. Patt touched many lives in her 72 years and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

A private funeral service will be held. Friends are invited to Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street, on Thursday March 26, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for visiting hours. The family will not be present to greet friends on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Church, 2701 Hermitage Road, Springfield, Illinois 62703.


  • Visiting Hours Thursday, March 26, 2020


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Margaret (Dreesen) Brooke

March 26, 2020

Pat and I met when we were in highschool, became friends, and joined a club together called the VFW Teen Club; we met every Wednesday night for a meeting followed by a dance, where all teens were welcomed.
We were friends when she lost her mother, all of her friends were there with her at the funeral home, so very sad.
After? All lost track of where she went... fast forward about 8 yrs, she stopped at one of Harvey, Illinois favorite restaurants, with her future family member, that was the last time I saw her.... approximately 1966.
My memories of her are of a very sweet and thoughtful friend.... have tried many times to find her, but to no avail... know that I'm an old friend and send many blessings to all of you to heal from your loss. 🙏

Angela Carver

March 25, 2020

Dave, Tammy, Eric & Family
My heart goes out to you at this sad time. I just want to give you all a hug. Patt will always be in my heart, she was a special lady. She taught me to play our famous loud crazy games of Nerts. I will never forget those fun times. I know she is already playing a game of cards and having a PBR with Pete (Dad)
Love you all
Angela Carver and Family

Jay Kennerly

March 24, 2020

Dear David & Tammy,
There's way too much to be said for and about that lady and those of us whose lives were moved, organized, disrupted, upended, blessed or just plain touched by her actions, words or thoughts. But of course, words are useless at times like these. My friend, Doug Manning says we should "Hang around, Hug 'em and Hush." And, while it's not possible to hang around or hug you, maybe "hush" will have to work for now (but you'll be in our minds and our hearts as you say your goodbyes and long afterward. Love, Jay

Trish and Jim Ashton

March 24, 2020

Dave, Tammy and Families; our sincere sympathies sent to you during this nightmare in your lives. Will always remember my travels with Patt at ISBA, and her insistence on no fast foods ever, she had to have her mashed taters and gravy,, this memory makes me laugh at some fun we had on those trips! She was a funloving and caring friend. Very sorry for your loss.

Kelly Groth

March 24, 2020

My heart goes out to Tammy, Dave and the rest of the family. As a child Patt was like a second mom to me and I will hold special memories of our days together forever in my heart. Love you all.

Greg and Kathy Boston

March 23, 2020

Dave and Tammy, kathy and I are so sorry for your loss.Remember all the good times we had together camping, gambling and Dining together in Naples, Cape Coral and Springfield. Those all were truly fun times. Patt will truly be missed by all who knew her.
Greg & Kathy Boston
Cape Coral, Florida

Karen Davidson

March 23, 2020

Dave and family - our sincerest sympathy. Knew her through work at the ISBA. Always working hard. She was admired by so many for her friendliness and assistance. May you find solace in your faith and your many friends.

Carla Clemens

March 23, 2020

To Dave, Tammy and all the family and friends. I will always remember those days of enjoyment I had with Patt. We had great days at work and many good times at our old hang-outs (like Sangamo Surf Club). May the Lord be with you all. She was one in a million. Love, Carla

Shirley Rexroad Jones

March 23, 2020

Dave and Tammy I am so sorry for the loss. I love Patti. I still think of you as my brother in law and my niece. Love you guys.

Shirley & Tom Fish

March 23, 2020

So sorry for your loss Dave, I enjoyed our talks and garden ideas. Will miss her.