Patti J. Church, 78, of Elgin and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Elgin.
She was born on March 19, 1934, to Dr. John Compton and Clarice (nee Miller) Purvey, in Urbana, Ill.
Patti lived most of her life in Crystal Lake, graduating from Crystal Lake Central in 1952. She met Donald Church while attending Northwestern University, and they married in December of 1953.
Don and Patti were business partners, owning McHenry County Office Machines in Crystal Lake. They were both active members of the local Rotary Club. She was a member of the St. Thomas Choir. Patti was a real estate agent for Prudential Realty until her retirement. In later years she lived at the Greens of Elgin and Heritage Manor in Elgin.
She is survived by her loving children, Jacqui (Dave) Cleave, Linda Tarr, John (Barb) Church and Pete (Cristi) Church; dear grandchildren, Josh, Thomas, Peter, Justin, Nate, Rachel, Matt, Raleigh, Greer, Sid and CiCi; great-grand daughter, Maddy; brothers, Mike (Janet) Purvey and Al (Sue) Purvey; sisters, Lynn (Ken) Bruce and Peg (Tom) Lozynski; sister-in-law, Lee Purvey and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Patti was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Church; brother, John Purvey and parents.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake.
Burial will be held at Crystal Lake Memorial Park following mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; www.jdrf.org.
For information please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. For online condolences please visit www.davenportfamily.com.