Patricia Ruth Coffelt

Graveside memorial services for Patricia Ruth “Patty” Coffelt, 84, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.
Patty died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility.
She was born December 22, 1933, in Stull, Oklahoma, the daughter of Richard and Alta Marie Williams Hollon. She spent her childhood in Milfay, Oklahoma and moved to Lawrence as a teenager and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1951.
Patty worked as a waitress at Drake’s for many years. She enjoyed going to McDonald’s to meet friends, shopping, listening to country music, collecting recipes, following KU basketball and playing pitch.
She married Gerald Owens on her 18th birthday. Patty later married Charlie “Chuck” Coffelt who preceded her in death.
Survivors include, a daughter, Gera Owens Elliott (Kirby) of Lawrence; three grandchildren (Kristin Vickers, Lynzee Backus and Brett Elliott) and five great-grandchildren (Jordan and Cooper Avery, Ellie Vickers, and Alexis and Lucy Backus).
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pioneer Ridge Activity Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Gordon...

Pat was a classmate of mine in the LMHS Class of 1951. She was a wonderful, kind lady. My thoughts are with you, her dear family. Mary Demeritt Gordon

From Barbara Stewart Brown...

My condolences to the family. Patti was a wonderful person we remember fondly. My Mother is Hazel, who also worked at Drakes Bakery. And I worked there during my junior & senior yrs. We had many good times working together & we’ll always cherish the memories.

From Brenda Rhoades...

My mom was Lucy who also worked at Drake’s.
We lost her almost 1.5 ago. Lucy moved away many yrs ago but always asked me if I knew how Patty was doing, and when I’d bump into Patty she’d do the same.
The gals at Drake’s seemed to form life long bonds even if they lost touch.
My condolenses to Patty’s family. I remember her from my early childhood and always knew her to be a very nice and hard working woman.

From Tom Christie...

My Mother was also at Pioneer Ridge. I went out everyday at breakfast and always looked forward to seeing Pat. She became one of my special ladies!
Please accept my condolences.

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