Patsy S. “Pat” Rinke

Memorial Mass for Patsy S. “Pat” Rinke, 74, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Pat was born December 13, 1939 in Melbourne, AR the daughter of George Berry and Wanda Reeves.

She was raised by her grandparents, Molly and Alec Fitzhugh and grew up in Calico Rock, Arkansas.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

She was a homemaker. She worked at TG&Y and Kmart only while her children were at school. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She married Richard “Dick” Rinke on June 20, 1959 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Kim Arndt and husband, Mark, Kristi Jorgensen and husband, Dane, both of Lawrence; one son, Mike Rinke and wife, Melanie, Bonner Springs, KS; six grandchildren, David Arndt (Liz), Eric, Ryan, (Brittney) and Kaitlin Jorgensen, and Emily and Scott Rinke. She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Michael on June 5, 1962.

A visitation will be held at the church at 9 a.m. one hour prior to the service on Saturday, April 12th.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

18 Condolences

  1. Randall and Carol Spiker on April 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Mike, Kristy, Kim, Richard, Emily, Scott, David and Kaitlyn I am sorry for your tremendous loss. Pat was a sweet lady, a wonderful grandma. Please let me know if anyone needs anything. Carol

  2. Jim and Joyce Holloway on April 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Richard and Children, sorry to hear about your loss. Pat was a very beautiful person.

  3. Kenny and Darrelynn on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

    “Aunt Pat” was one of those people that always made you feel better about yourself whenever you saw her! She will be missed, but live on in our memories. So sorry we can’t be there at this sad time but all of her family and friends are in our hearts and prayers.

  4. Louie &Betty Sax on April 10, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Richard and family…..we were so sorry to hear of your loss…
    Remember the good times together….with a special Mom, Grandma

  5. Mark and Charly Edmonds on April 10, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Kim and Mark,

    We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  6. Bob and Genny Hammersmith on April 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Dick and family, Genny and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Pat. May the memories of Pat comfort you at this time. God bless you all.

  7. Lori Farmer on April 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Pat was like my second mom when I was growing up. I Loved her dearly. Dick, Kim, Kristy, Mike I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful mom and devoted lady to all who knew her. She will now rest in peace. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Lori (Gentry) Farmer

  8. Georgia Howell on April 10, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Dick: What a shock. I hope she didn’t suffer long. So many memories. TPA – Xmas parties. I always enjoying talking to Pat. Please let me know what was wrong. Hang in there and God will help you this. Georgia Howell – Fort Mohave, Az.

  9. Bill and Mary Cushing on April 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Dick and Children. We are so very sad to hear of your loss. We pray for comfort and strength. You were great neighbors.

  10. The Mechem Family on April 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Kim, Mark, and family,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  11. David & Debbie Evans on April 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Our deepest Sympathy to all of you and your families. I remember some good times with Aunt Pat, her love of going garage saling, her coming over to the house and I would perm her hair and we would have some deep conversations. Will always hold a special place for her in our hearts.

  12. Marilyn Dahlem Boyd on April 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Richard and family sorry to hear about Pat she was always so friendly and loving when I would see her while visting with family in Kansas, she us always there with open arms like I was part of her family, she will be missed

  13. Shari Massey Eichenberger on April 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Dick, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and all of your family in my prayers. Treasure the memories!

  14. Mike & Diane Pope on April 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Kristi, Dane & family,
    Our hearts go out to you at the loss of your Mom and Grandma. We know you each will miss Pat so much. Hold your special memories and love in your heart as you think of her. We’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.
    Arms around you, Mike and Diane

  15. Robin Haller-Evans on April 12, 2014 at 7:08 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a kind person. She always had a “Hey, Kiddo” anytime I saw her. We were all so close, our Crestline Gang, was just a big family.
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you
    strength and comfort and the help from God to get through the days ahead. Love you all. Robn

  16. Connie and Willie Hadl on April 12, 2014 at 7:38 am

    We were shocked when we read about Pat’s death. Our prayers are with all of the family. We’ll keep touch Richard.
    I have a workshop at my church today, Project Patricia, I will be with you in spirit and thinking Pat and her wonderful smile.

  17. Paula and Lorraine Mason on April 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Dick and family.
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time. We miss seeing you Dick. You are loved.

  18. Barbara Seiwald on April 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Family,
    I was sorry to read about the death of Pat. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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