Archive for Friday, July 18, 2003

Perry Oren Patterson

July 18, 2003


Services for Perry Oren Patterson, 80, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Chapel of the Flint Hills, Council Grove. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Melvern Cemetery.

Mr. Patterson died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Lawrence.

He was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Olivet, the son of Alfred Roy and Blanche Amy (Lumsden) Patterson.

Mr. Patterson served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. Afterward, he owned and operated a Conoco gas station and Alta Vista IGA grocery for many years. Later, he was a maintenance supervisor at Prairie Glen apartments in Manhattan. He was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion, Alta Vista Chamber of Commerce, City Council and Kiwanis. He also was a volunteer firefighter.

He married Nina Bebee on June 4, 1943, in Melvern. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jim, Florida; a daughter, Shirley Patterson, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 137 N. Union Street, Council Grove 66846.

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