Patricia "Patti" A. Azure
Farmington Illinois - Patricia "Patti" A. Azure, 78, of Farmington Illinois, went home to the lord on Friday, February 12, 2021 surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 30, 1942, in Pekin, to James Ira Cohenour and Mary Jane (Brogan).
She married Herman R. Azure on May 27, 1961 in Cando North Dakota. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1974.
She was a loving mother to five children who survive her, Jeffrey (Paula) Azure of Thorne North Dakota, Stewart (Kim) Azure of Rolette North Dakota, Glendale (Rollen) Wright of Farmington Illinois, Brenda (Brian) Fore of Lagrange Georgia and Dawn (Todd) Hickman of Overland Park Kansas. Sixteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Patti graduated from high school in Belcourt North Dakota, and later completed cosmetology school in Jamestown North Dakota. She then received an associate degree in education from Spoon River College in Canton.
Patti enjoyed gardening, cooking, British tea parties and reading and learning anything about Queen Elizabeth. She was a dog lover and every child she met loved her, but most of all she loved all her children and grandchildren and spending time with each one of them.
A funeral mass will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded with Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
"Glendale, Rollen and Family of Patti Azure: Oh my what heartbreaking news. I have such fond memories of her coming to the school to see Glendale, she was so shy she would stand and wave at me just inside the door. I would go out and get her and bring her in to see Glendale and she would chatter all the way in she was so cute! When it was just D.J. and other people she knew she would talk and laugh and be so relaxed. She was always grateful and thanked you over and over again for any help you gave her. Patti showed nothing but kindness to everyone. Her smile and that little wave will be greatly missed. We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
D.J. and Gina Johnson
"My deepest sympathy on your loss. Auntie had a beautiful smile. She was very caring. My thoughts and prayers are with all."
"We are so sorry for your loss. The boys and I will miss our visits with Patti. She was wise, proud, and our friend. I have spent many days sitting out side and having Patti tell me about her life and loving every minute of it. Life here will be some getting use to without our awesome friend. Patti's love for God and life will make it better for all who knew her and loved her. She sure was a special lady and friend, one I will never forget. "