Patricia Ann Yocum, 84, of rural

Mentone, Ind., died at 11:32 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, near Mentone at

her son’s residence.

She was born 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, Ind., to Dale R. Yocum; he

preceded on Oct. 2, 2004.

Patricia was a homemaker. She was a 1952 graduate of

Montmorenci High School of Lafayette, Ind. She enjoyed

cooking and crocheting. She also loved time with her grandkids.

Survivors include her sons: Thomas and wife Brenda

Lester, of Noblesville, Ind.; Robert and wife Sophia Yocum, of

South Whitley, Ind.; and Joseph and wife Amanda Yocum, of

Mentone; daughters: Rebecca and husband Tracy Morales, of

Milford, Ind.; Connie and husband Kevin Howe, of

Remington, ind.; Mary and husband Mark Lester, of Syracuse,

Ind.; and Donna Pontius, of North Webster, Ind.; 17 grandchildren;

16 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret and husband

Don Behr, of Arkansas; and brothers: Louis and wife

Linda Cox, of Alaska; Keith and wife Patty Cox, of North

Manchester; Phillip and wife Debbie Cox, of Arizona; and

Robert and wife Frances Cox, of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale R.

Yocum; and brother, Roland Cox.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at King Memorial

Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastor Jason Rice

officiating. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at

the funeral home. Burial will take place at Palestine

Cemetery, Palestine, Ind.


Memorials to Premier Hospice & Palliative Care of Peru,


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