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Patricia Ann Buchanan

Patricia Ann (West) Buchanan, 83, of Decatur, IL passed away 2:53 PM August 27, 2022 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Graveside Services will be held 3:00 PM, Friday, September 2, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Roger Strubhar officiating. There will be no visitation. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to an animal rescue/shelter of choice.


Patty was born on August 13, 1939 in Clinton, IL the daughter of William E. and Twila L. (Long) West. She was the oldest of nine siblings.


She was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1957. Over the course of her life, Patty worked for K-Mart and Walmart in Decatur and Mt. Zion.


Survivors include her son, William Cook; daughter, Jamie (Russell) Snoke, Mt. Zion, IL; son, Rodney Buchanan, Decatur, IL; along with two sisters, four brothers, and many other family members left to cherish her memory.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Randy Buchanan, one sister, Emily Evans, and one brother, John West.


She enjoyed the Chicago Cubs, gardening, canning, reading the Bible and sewing. Patty was a great conversationalist and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She loved her family and had a special love for her two cats, Sassy & Kitty.


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