Patricia Ann Hardister

A Celebration of Life for Patricia Ann Hardister, 81, Lawrence will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Patricia passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Patricia was born August 7, 1934 in Lawrence the daughter of Robert and Jamella (Smith) Ice.

She was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.

She married Orbie Harvey Hardister, Sr. on August 27, 1949 in Ottawa, KS. He preceded her in death December 22, 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Velva Rollins, Lawrence; sons, Orbie Hardister, Jr., Edwardsville, KS, Robert John Hardister, Ottawa, KS, Rodney Hardister, Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Mildred Hogan, Lawrence; cousins; and many other relatives. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Roberta Fenstemaker and a great granddaughter, Kaleigh Alexis Roberts.

She was a member of the Indian Hills Church of God in Lawrence.

She worked for the University of Kansas concession stands for eight years, Taco Johns for three years, Allen Press, was a custodian at the Riverfront Mall, worked at TG&Y, and owned a ceramic shop.

Pat enjoyed traveling, crocheting, beadwork, and needlepoint. She loved her grandkids and loved to clean and cook. She had collections of spoons, plates, bells, owls, and VW Bugs.

The family will greet friends at 4:00 p.m. before the service on Saturday, September 19th at the mortuary.

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

6 Condolences

  1. Krissy Simmons-Hardister on September 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Grandma, your laugh was contagious. I will never forget you and Grandpa coming to visit when the girls were little. Your hugs were always bigger than life. We shared memories and pictures, talks about the family tree and growing up with your parents. Thank you for loving me from day one and allowing me to return that back to you. I hope your arrival was amazing. I promise to make sure the great great knows the family tree and lives up to his last name!
    May you rest free from pain and know I will be glad to see you when my time comes. I love you!

  2. Brenda Coffman on September 16, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Cherish the memories you have – she will live in your hearts. Everything you have done for her was a blessing. Sending love and prayers to you.

    Russ and Brenda Coffman

  3. Vicki Miller on September 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Pat was a sweet wonderful lady. Loved by many and will always have a soft spot in my heart. She’s not in pain any more.
    Sorry for your loss
    Vicki Miller & Family
    George Goff & family

  4. Richard and Martha Roberts on September 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    So sorry for you loss. She will be missed.

  5. Pastor Audrey Epp on September 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    My heart goes out to this wonderful family. Pat was one terrific soul…she loved much…and her home was always open to greet people in…she will be so missed….but her memories linger on forever!
    God’s blessings of peace surround all of you. My love and prayers extend to you.
    Pastor Audrey

  6. Eloise Bornheim on September 18, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to the family.

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