Patricia L. Black 77, died Thursday November 22, 2018 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born July 2, 1941 in Great Bend, Kansas to Herschel and Marie (Piland) Adams. Patricia lived in Macksville, Kansas until 1951 when the family moved to Dodge City. On August 22, 1959 she married Gary L. Black in Dodge City and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2011.
Patricia was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Church in Newton. She faithfully served St. Luke’s through the years in many ways including being an Elder of the church.
She graduated from Dodge City High School where she was the 1959 class Valedictorian. She was also a graduate of the Dodge City Junior College. Patricia was a kind, loving and peaceful person. She greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends. She could often be found with a good book and often went through one or more books a week. One of her favorite pastimes was to travel with her husband and family on vacations.
Patricia is survived by her sons: Jim and his wife Shelley Black of Newton, Kansas; Brian Black and his significant other Debbie Williams of Sedgwick, Kansas; She is also survived by a granddaughter Christen Martens and her husband Nathaniel and grandson Tyler Black; great grandchildren Neely Martens and Grayson Black; niece Christel and Ben Longoria and their son Declan
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister Ramona McKibben.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday November 29, 2018 at St. Luke Evangelical Church in Newton with Pastor Jeff Sparks and Pastor Larry Sadowski presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Harvey County Special Olympics in care of Petersen Funeral Home.