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Patricia Gist

May 4, 1941 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Patricia Gist Obituary

Patricia Ann Gist, 82, of Mc Nabb, IL, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024 at The Pavilion of Ottawa.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been entrusted to Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory. 

Patricia was born May 4, 1941, in Knoxville, TN, to Elmer and Rosey (Davis) Gist.  

Patricia was a stay at home mom whom raised 4 very strong children. She was finally able to begin her dream of being a florist, when the family moved to Illinois in the 1980’s. She worked at Swaby’s floral shop for many years until acquiring a very small shop of her own. Where she was able to have her flowers, plants, arrangements, and decorating knick-knacks, along with any furniture that she could find to redo and paint. She was a very talented artist and it showed in everything she touched, always a new project in the making.

Patricia loved the outdoors. Camping, fishing, her many dogs throughout the years, and an avid bird watcher. Being sure to always have plenty of feeders and houses for each little bird. Patricia also was an avid cook and loved to bake and decorate for every season, fruitcake was a must at Christmas and black-eyed peas, greens, and corn bread on New Year’s from her southern roots.

Patricia had a very strong, faithful relationship with God and her savior, Jesus Christ. Memorizing the entire Bible, journaling, and Bible studies with her Christian girlfriends were always her favorite. 

She was very proud of her 4 kids, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Always remembering each one’s birthday and holidays with a card to show each and everyone, they were loved.  A huge prayer warrior, that will be missed by many!  

Today, she is survived by her children, Jerri (Rick) Cannon, Sherri (Mark) Henderson, Anthony Hein, and Samantha (Carl) Gutierrez; her grandchildren, Karey Haen, Nicole (Steven) Whitehead, Michael (Kelly) Henderson, Justin (Kaleigh) Henderson, Paden Henderson, Macie Henderson, Steven Ole (Sarah) Urness, Mercedes (Kasey) Croft, Sophia (Ryan) Urness, and Spencer Urness; her 16 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and numerous friends and Christian girlfriends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter in law, Kristin Henden-Hein; her grandson, John Oubre Henderson; and her great grandson, Nolen Wesley Powell. 

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