Patricia Ann Yocum, 84, rural Mentone, passed at 11:32 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, near Mentone at her son’s residence.
She was born on April 2, 1935, in Yipsilanti, Mich. to Harley and Dorothy (Widmer) Cox.
In earlier years she was married to Gordon Lester. She then married on Jan. 16, 1973, in North Manchester, to Dale R. Yocum, he preceded on Oct. 2, 2004.
She was a homemaker.
She was a 1952 graduate of Montmorenci High School of Lafayette, Indiana. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She also loved her time with her grandkids.
She is survived by her sons: Thomas (Brenda) Lester, Noblesville; Robert (Sophia) Yocum, South Whitley; Joseph (Amanda) Yocum, Mentone; daughters: Rebecca (Tracy) Morales, Milford; Connie (Kevin) Howe, Remington; Mary (Mark) Lester, Syracuse; Donna Pontius, North Webster; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Don) Behr, Arkansas; brothers: Lewis (Linda) Cox, Alaska; Keith (Patty) Cox, North Manchester; Phillip (Debbie) Cox, Arizona; Robert (Frances) Cox, Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale and her brother Roland Cox.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at King Memorial Home in Mentone. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Pastor Jason Rice will officiate. Burial will occur afterwards at Palestine Cemetery.
Donations can be made in her memory to Premier Hospice & Palliative Care of Peru, Ind.