Obituary: Patricia Ann Smith

Patricia Ann Smith, 79, of Alta Vista passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Morris County Hospital.

Patricia Ann Smith
Patricia Ann Smith

She was born March 23, 1936, in Dunlap, to Ira ?Bus? and Audrey (Pykiet) Worcester. She graduated from Bushong High School and went to work as a telephone operator in Emporia.

Pat married Carol Smith on June 9, 1961, in Council Grove. They moved to Alta Vista shortly after, where they raised their children. Pat was very active in her church and in her children?s activities, as a room mother, Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, traveling and loved spending time with family.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary of Dwight and the United Methodist Women.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Carol of the home; children, Mike Marlar and wife Eunice of Mesa, Ariz., Tim Marlar and wife Karen of Newton, Greg Marlar and wife Tammy of St. George, and Sheryl Crooks and husband Jack, of Alta Vista; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Worcester and wife Pat, of Portland, Ore., and Roger Worcester and wife Marian, of Destrehan, La.; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Zeiner Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, at Simpson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church. They may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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