Patricia Lynn (Pat) Houser Wimmer 78, died September 10, 2021 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis hospital in Wichita. She was born September 6, 1943 in Hays, Kansas to Harry Vernon (Buck) and Carmen Leona (Love) Houser.
Her young childhood was spend in Hays. She and her family moved to El Dorado, Kansas in 1954. She attended Eldorado Schools graduating in 1961. She attended El Dorado Junior College and worked at Montgomery Wards. It was during this time she met and fell in love with the love of her life, Jim Wimmer.
Pat and Jim were married February 14, 1965 in El Dorado, Kansas. They relocated to Newton in 1966 and Newton remained her home until her death. She worked for KOEZ radio station, Youthville and volunteered at the Newton Medical Center Gift Shop. She was also active in many civic and volunteer organizations in the community. She loved reading and caring for her cats and beloved husband.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 56 years Jim, her brother Jim (Deena) Houser; nephews Travis (Amy) Houser; Casey Houser; Britt (Ashley) Houser; Coby (Jeni) Houser and great nieces and nephews Sophia, Sadie, Charli, Davis, Knox and Phoenix.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date. A register book will be available for friends to sign from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, at Petersen Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in Pat’s memory may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home. Notes of condolence may be left on the Petersen Funeral Home Website www.petersenfamilyfuneralhome
Rest in peace, sweet Pat. I will cherish the holiday memories of times spent together, especially Christmas. You were so good to my Momma and she loved you dearly. I am thankful you will be our guardian angel looking down and watching over us. I am sure you were welcomed with hugs, smiles and kisses as you entered Heaven. Know how long you have waited to be with your Daddy (my Uncle Buck) again. Special memories of you will remain with me always.
Pat will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her …
(including those with 🐾 paws).
Pat’s sweet smile, quiet ways, and love for Jim and family was her hallmark.
I was saddened to hear Pat’s passing. How I enjoyed doing community things together with her at Quail Creek! She had an infectious laugh! I will never forget her one really, really BIG (fat!) cat!! I’d never seen one like that! Good memories!