Mary Lou (Acker) Patrick, 64, died on Tuesday, February 27th at her home in Halstead, Kansas.
Mary was born on March 23, 1953 in Junction City, Kansas to Leslie and Violet (Shepherd) Acker.
Mary was married on April 4, 1976 to Glenn Lee Patrick in Newton, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2013. They were married for thirty six years prior to his death.
Mary was retired from the City of Halstead where she served as a Deputy Clerk. Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, a dear mother, grandmother, and friend. We will miss her quick wit, corny jokes, hugs, and the encouragement she gave with kind words, small gifts, or handwritten letters and notes. She was a great cook and hospitable in many ways for many years. She was a great example of caring for and thinking of others before herself. Her greatest joy and privilege was being a mother, and a wonderful grandmother to many. Her faith and confidence in our Creator Jehovah brought her peace in life to the end, and the assurance that she will be resurrected to live again. John 6:40. She will be happy to be growing and showing us her beautiful flower garden once again. “We will miss you for now Mom, see you forever”
She is survived by three sons: James Patrick and Kristi Conley, Jason and Heidi Patrick, and Jeremy and Bethany Patrick; daughter: Sharen; three brothers: Gaylord & Rita,, Jerald & Carol, and Jerome & Jackie Acker; eighteen grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Glenn Patrick; brother: Donald Acker; daughter:Michelle, nephews Derald and Butch, niece JJ, and parents: Leslie and Violet Acker.
A memorial service is scheduled for March 10, 2018 at 3pm, Newton High School, 900 w 12th, Newton KS. Dinner following at same location. There will not be a public visitation. A memorial has been established for the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Newton. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.