Archive for Thursday, October 3, 1996


October 3, 1996


Graveside inurnment for Steven Douglas Patchen, 47, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Patchen died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1996, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence.

He was born June 3, 1949, in Junction City, the son of Harold Eugene and Mary Merlene Ridgway Patchen. He grew up in Lawrence and attended Lawrence High School.

Mr. Patchen worked as a motor rewinder at Patchen Electric, and he was an expert mechanic who loved working on automobiles.

Survivors include a son, Jeff Patchen, Lawrence; his mother, Merlene Patchen Avery, Lawrence; a brother, H. Michael Patchen, Clinton; a sister, Mary Rooney, Lawrence; and two stepbrothers, Gary and Richard Avery, both of Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.

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