Celia Ann Patti

Funeral services for Celia Ann Patti, 82, Lawrence will be held 10 am, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. She died October 24, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on February 8, 1932 in Laredo, Missouri the daughter of Arthur and Roxy Davis (Johnson) Carson.

Celia worked at the KLWN Radio Station, where she was the radio host for Patti’s Party, and the manager of the radio station. She also worked for the Douglas County courthouse and the Red Cross.

Survivors include: husband; James Patti, two daughters; Valerie (Kenneth) Newby, Bridget Patti, one grandson; Tony Morris and two great-grandsons; Austin and Conner Morris. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Visitation will be Tues., Oct 28, from 6 to 8 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer’s Association or the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. Clenece Hills on October 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Celia Patti was one of a kind. Her courtesies to me when I was a college student working at KLWN were a typical gesture from her. As I came to know her and her husband Jim, I saw them as a couple with integrity and humor and generosity. I am relieved that her struggle has ended. She made a difference in this world.

  2. S. Tyler on October 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    My sincere sympathy for your loss. During this time, it is especially important to draw close to God thru prayer, for the Bible promises, “he himself will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22) Be encouraged by reflecting on the promises that he has made concerning the hope of seeing your wife and mother again and living with her in a world without tears where sickness and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:4)

  3. Kim Miller on October 31, 2014 at 4:12 pm


    I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. I sure miss them in the neighborhood. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kim Miller

  4. Dixie Shreves on November 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Jim. Val and Bridget –

    I am so very sorry to hear about Celia’s passing. She was truly an amazing woman who touched many lives, especially mine. Celia was a part of my family as are all of you. She was always there and always cared. Always doing so much for so many.

    The world is a far better place because she was a part of it and she will be missed by all. My thoughts and my prayers are with you.

    Love, Dixie and the rest of the Shreves family in South Dakota

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