November 18, 2021
Patricia Lee Warner was born Oct. 6, 1938, to Vernon and Margaret (Davis) Mendenhall. Patsy grew up in Wichita and went to school in Wichita and Derby. Graduating from Wichita West High School. While a child, her parents divorced and she lived with her mother and step father, Glenn Heaverin,
then Alfred Bolt. As the oldest, Patsy took on a significant role helping raise her younger brothers and sisters.
After her junior year of high school, Patsy moved out and started on her own, working at the K-42 drive-in and other jobs. Soon after she started attending church, she recognized a need for a Savior and accepted Christ into her life. She started working as a secretary at Friends University. It wasn’t long before she caught the eye of a gangly farm guy named Glen from Burr Oak. They eventually married and moved to a dairy farm near Burr Oak, with a one year detour in El Paso, Texas, while Glen was stationed in the National Guard. After returning to Burr Oak, they attended the Northbranch Friends Church near where they farmed and
raised three boys, Alan, Tim and Kevin. From those three sons, came daughter-in-laws, Barbara, Wanda and Susan; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Patsy helped on occasion with the farm work, but eventually found her own niche running a small business baking and decorating cakes. Everything from small birthday cakes to large wedding cakes. Some years baking more than 100 cakes for neighbors, friends and family.
Patsy and Glen taught Sunday School, youth classes, kept three exchange students and hosted several foster teens. They impacted numerous
young lives for Christ over the course of their lives.
Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Glennice and Roberta;
and her brother, Gene.
Surviving are her husband, Glen; sisters, Joyce, Verna, Meredith, and Ruth; brother, Leroy; her children, Alan and Barbara Warner, Tim and Wanda
Warner, and Kevin and Susan Warner; grandchildren, Andrew Warner, Ashley and David Beier, Allison Warner, Weston Warner, Whitney and Jordan Kerr, and Bethany and Shane Knauth; and great-grandchild, Evan Beier.
Her funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Northbranch Friends Church with Homer Smuck officiating. Interment will be at the Northbranch Cemetery.
Memorials are to be made to the Northbranch Friends Church Memorials.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.