Pat Watkins

Graveside services for Patricia L. “Pat” Watkins, 79, Lawrence, KS will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Eudora Cemetery in Eudora, KS.  The family will greet friends 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday at
Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  She died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Medicalodges in Eudora. 

She was born on November 19, 1932 in Grove Springs, MO the daughter of Thomas G. and Nola Fay Smith McClanahan.

Patricia was a former housekeeper in the Chancellor’s office at Strong Hall at the University of Kansas. She had also formerly worked at E&E Specialties and TRW in Lawrence.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna (husband, Tim) Gibson, of Gardner, KS, Jackie Clover (husband, Lee), Lawrence, KS, Kelly (husband Steve) Reese, of Lawrence, KS; three sons, Terry Truhe, of Lawrence, KS, Cecil Snyder, of Lawrence, KS, Thomas (wife, Laury) Snyder, of Lawrence, KS; two brothers, Bill McClanahan, of Reno, KS, Tommy McClanahan, Paola, KS; two sisters, Kathryn Gerken and Mary Jo Scott, both of Paola, KS; sixteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

10 Condolences

  1. Debbie D'Armond on October 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    To the Snyder family my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Sorry for your loss. She will always be near you. If you need any thing please let me know. God bless you all.
    Debbie Erwin D’Armond

  2. The Schultz Family on October 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    The Synder family we send our deepest sympathy and thoughts and prayers memories will make this time tolerable and comfort you all at this time.

  3. sherry holt on October 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Mike and I send our condolences to you,Jackie, and your whole family. I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.

  4. Y Sims on October 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Death to many seems to be a part of life. Our Heavenly Father want his children to enjoy life and live, So He made a promise to do away with death at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” At these times, may you turn to God’s Word for comfort.

  5. Shirley Tarpy on October 29, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Jackie, my thoughts and prayers are with you Jackie and your family. It’s tough, but God will be with you. God Bless you All.

  6. Shirley Tarpy on October 29, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Jackie, my thoughts and prayers are with you Jackie and your family. It’s tough, but God will be with you. God Bless you All.

  7. Kalli Sanders on October 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Jackie, so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending prayers your way, and thinking about all of you and especially Terry at this time. –Kalli

  8. Ruth Hughs on October 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Kelly, I fondly remember Pat as a very special school volunteer when you were a third grader. Please know that I am praying for your family as you walk through this time of loss. Sending you a big hug!!

  9. Martha and Ray Souza on October 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Dear Jackie and family, we express our condolences to all of you on the death of your mother. May you be granted strength to endure her passing.

  10. Kathy Wagoner on November 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Jackie, Kelly, Brandy, and the boys (yes, that means you Lee),
    Just want you to know that I am there with you in spirit.
    Love, Kathy

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