OBITUARY: Patricia Lynn (Pat) Houser Wimmer

Patricia Lynn (Pat) Houser Wimmer, 78, died Sept. 10, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis hospital in Wichita.

She was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Hays, to Harry Vernon (Buck) and Carmen Leona (Love) Houser.

Her young childhood was spent in Hays. She and her family moved to El Dorado, in 1954. She attended El Dorado schools graduating in 1961. She attended El Dorado Junior College and worked at Montgomery Wards. It was during this time she met and fell in love with the love of her life, Jim Wimmer.

Pat and Jim were married on Feb. 14, 1965, in El Dorado. They relocated to Newton in 1966 and Newton remained her home until her death. She worked for KOEZ radio station, Youthville and volunteered at the Newton Medical Center Gift Shop.  She also was active in many civic and volunteer organizations in the community.  She loved reading and caring for her cats and beloved husband.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Jim; her brother Jim (Deena) Houser;  nephews Travis (Amy) Houser, Casey Houser; Britt (Ashley) Houser and Coby (Jeni) Houser; and great-nieces and nephews Sophia, Sadie, Charli, Davis, Knox and Phoenix.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date. A register book was available for friends to sign from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorial donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society, in care of Petersen Funeral Home. Notes of condolence may be left on the Petersen Funeral Home website,

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