Patricia G. Curtiss

Patricia G. Curtiss, nee Green, 80, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born Sunday, July 19, 1931, in Frostburg, MD, died Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Patricia graduated from University of Maryland with a B.S. in Education and taught high school level English for 5 years.  She traveled with her husband and family until settling in the Belleville area. She was licensed in Real Estate in 1971 and worked as a Lead Producer for Evelyn Manning Realty over 10 years. She then worked at Ira E. Berry as a Managing Broker for 5 years. She was the owner and operator of Curtiss Academy of Real Estate from 1984 through 2007.  She had a distinguished career in real estate for over 40 years teaching and inspiring others to their own success.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Simeon Ward and Lillian Viola nee Cutter Green
  • Brothers: Sidney Green and Curtis Green

Surviving are her:

  • Daughter: Bethany D. (Ronald P. Mandler) Curtiss of Southfield, MI
  • Son: Lowell E. (Emma) Curtiss of Declo, ID
  • Grandchildren
    • Edwin Curtiss
    • Fay Curtiss
    • Benjamin Curtiss

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society, Disabled American Veterans, or Highland Animal Shelter

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 - 7 pm, Tuesday May 22, 2012.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 pm Tuesday May 22, 2012, at Kurrus Funeral Home. Private Burial will be held.

Condolences left for Patricia G. Curtiss:

    Patricia was an amazing person and educator. I met her and took her licensing class more than 19 years ago. I still remember so many of her inspiring anecdotes; I use many of them still today. She talked often of her children and we could all tell that her family was her inspiration. She wasn't afraid to laugh at herself and had me in stitches more times than I can remember. She was a passionate and caring human being. She inspired so many.


    I took my license class with her for both sales and broker my neighbor was always getting me in trouble Pat and her long brown cigarettes she will be missed and has been since she closed her school my thoughts an prayers to family and other friends Tari Jacobs

    Tari Millstadt Illinois 62260

    You were an inspiration to me when I became licensed in Illinois, I enjoyed you, your humor, and your teaching...How fortunate I was to know you for that brief your with the beautiful peace.....well done Dear Lady...

    Angela Jett Waterloo IL 62298

    I took my license class from Pat. Loved her class, her humor and most of all her wit. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace.

    Bev Wester Swansea IL 62226

    Even though I did not have the privilege of meeting Patricia,I wanted to extend my sincere sympathy and condolences to my dear friends Bethany and Ronald,and their family at this time of loss.As always my love and prayers are with You.

    Beth Hanna Grosse Ile MI 48138