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Patricia Ann (Vetter) Randall

December 6, 2018

Patricia Ann (Vetter) Randall was born on August 12, 1929, and passed away December 6,
2018. She was the daughter of Edmund W. Vetter and Helen M. (Endres) Vetter. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Maurice, James and Gerald and one niece. She is survived by three children, son Steven Randall of Halstead, daughter Shelley (Keith) Thomas of Lampe, Missouri, and daughter Kathy Randall of Newton; sister-in-law, Mary Beth Vetter of Atlanta, GA, sister-in-law, Billie Vetter of Newton; two grandsons, Jason (Jolene) Thomas of Wichita and Joshua Thomas of Wichita; as well as 9 nieces and nephews.

Patricia was educated in Newton and was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1952. She also held a master’s degree from Wichita State University. She taught Latin, 7th grade world history, 8th grade American history and language arts, as well as Driver’s Ed for several summers, in the Newton public school system. During her teaching years she was actively involved in NEA at the local and UniServ levels. She was primarily at Santa Fe Junior High/Middle School where she developed many lasting friendships.

Patricia enjoyed volunteering after retirement. She delivered Meals on Wheels, and worked as a docent at Warkentin House as well as having served on the museum board for several years. She was very active in the Presbyterian Church, serving on the Board of Deacons, the Session, and Coordinating Teams of Presbyterian Women at the local, presbytery and synod levels.

“I want to thank all the people who have been part of what has been a wonder filled life; my parents, brothers and their wives and my dear children, all the pastors and good friends in the church, the First Tuesday coffee group, the summer lunch bunch and the book club who have all meant so much to me. I hope you know who you are for I have loved you all.”

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, December 12th, 11:00am., First Presbyterian Church in Newton, Kansas with The Reverend Scott McGinnis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Memorial Committee at First Presbyterian
Church, Permanent Endowment Fund at First Presbyterian Church or Warkentin House. Checks are to made to the charity of your choice and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS. 67114.

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9 thoughts on “Patricia Ann (Vetter) Randall

  1. I was in her 8th grade English and Social Studies class at Santa Fe Middle School in the early eighties. I’ve always remembered her fondly and I’ll always remember that she is ther reason I pronounce “mischievous” properly.

  2. Shelley, Steve, and Kathy,
    My sincerest condolences on your mother’s passing. May you be comforted that she is in God’s loving care.

  3. My aunt was a great lady with many talents, She contributed greatly to the Newton area, especially her many years of teaching hundreds of students. So proud to call her family.
    Rest in peace Auntie! Much love.

  4. I am so sorry to hear this! Ms Randall was very dear to me. She welcomed me and made me feel special. When I was in middle school and didn’t know a safe relationship with a person, Ms Randall treated me as someone special. She even invited me to Lawrence as a special trip with her and her daughter. She was very special to me.

  5. Pat was our first cousin.
    We remember her as very loving to her young cousins.
    She was a great lady and will be so missed by all who knew her.

    Alice Endres Smith
    Carolyn Endres Davidson

  6. Pat was both my former mother-in-law and my first Latin teacher in 9th grade.
    amo, amare, amavi, amatus
    I do remember some.
    Pat will be missed and always in our hearts.

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