In Memory

Ward Patrick

Ward Patrick

Ward D. Patrick, 60, Olathe, KS, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 14, 2009. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 19, 2009 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 6422 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., preceding the service at the Church. Burial will be at Rock Creek Township Cemetery, Waverly, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Ward was born October 24, 1948 in Dodge City, KS, to parents Donald J. and Audrey (Ward) Patrick. He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School, and attended K-State, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Following graduation from Wichita State University, Ward worked for Boeing Industries and Pizza Hut Corporation in Seattle and Wichita. He later formed his own computer consulting business. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald J. Patrick. Ward is survived by his wife, Ruth (Reeves) Patrick, of the home; daughter: Kelly Nutter and husband, Tom, of Edmond, OK; his mother Audrey Patrick, Overland Park, KS; his sister Anita White, and husband, Roger, of Baldwin City, KS; a nephew Patrick White and fiance, Cindy, of Warrenton, VA; a niece Kimberly Kiechlin and husband Paul of Williamsburg, VA; and five great nieces and nephews. Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 913-642-3565.


Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 17, 2009

Provided by Karen Lyerla


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04/10/16 11:14 AM #1    

Kolette Hartley (Fabretti-Hill)

Thanks for this. I have always wondered the particulars. I am guessing it was an illness, cancer?  He was such a good friend to Greg and I. Helping us in deceiving my parents when we were forbidden to date! lol.  

I know truly the good die young (they are released from the pain of old age) and I hope his reward was immense.

04/11/16 10:59 AM #2    

Jan Koenig (Reintjes)

I believe Ward had complications from diabetes.  He had worked on the reunion committee for several of our reunions.  It was still a shock when I heard of the news but knew he would finally be at peace.

04/14/16 01:21 AM #3    

Terry Colbert

I knew Ward all the way back to the fifth grade at Cherokee Grade School in OPKS.  I believe that he was originally from Chanute, Kansas or at least his family moved to OPKS from there. We were also in the same Boy Scout Troop #250, along with Kraft Clark and another guy or two from our class. I will have to think about which ones.  I know that Ward's Dad and Kraft's Dad were going with us on most of our campouts and those are good times I'll never forget.  Then many years later, I had the pleasure of working with Ward on one of our reunion committees and we had some good conversations after the meetings.  Great guy, life is short.  

04/25/17 01:22 AM #4    

Kris Lively (Petzold)

I dated Ward in High school and at K-State.  He would go to school a semester at K-State and the next semester at Wichita State.  During the time in Wichita he worked for Boeing.  He always enjoyed life and pulling practical jokes.  Reunited at 25th reunion and he told me about his Diabetes.  His was Type 2.  He did have trouble controling his blood sugars.  Suzie Seitz Ozga grew up across the street from Ward and told me of his passing.  He and all of our precious classmates that have passed will be missed.

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