Patricia May Kriesel

Services for Patricia May Kriesel, 71, Osage City, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Block Lutheran Church near Paola. Burial will be in Block Cemetery near Paola.Mrs. Kriesel died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Osage Nursing Center in Osage City.She was born May 19, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Norman and Beryl Howard Johnson. She grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. She also graduated from secretarial school. She moved to Osage City six months ago.Mrs. Kriesel worked at Osawatomie State Hospital as a secretary for many years. She also worked at Lakemary Center in Paola, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and Sacs in Lawrence.She was a member of Block Lutheran Church.Survivors include a son, Keith Kriesel, Eureka; two daughters, Kristi Thomas, Osage City, and Kathryn Hall, Paola; a brother, Don Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Kluge, Mound City, and Carol Holliday, Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.A grandson died earlier.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.The family suggests memorials to Block Cemetery or the American Diabetes Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at