Catherine Patricia (Pat) Smith, Age 85, passed away on Wednesday April 6th 2022 at Cross Creek Memory Care, Lees Summit, Missouri. A private funeral service will be held at Langsford Funeral Home followed by burial at Floral Hills East. A visitation/celebration of life will be held at Harold and Pats home on Tuesday April 12th, 2022 from 4-7 pm for friends and family.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her Sisters, Frances LaBar of Gladstone, and Merta Powers of Gladstone, Missouri and her brother John Perkins of Flushing Michigan.
Pat is survived by her husband Harold and their beagle Maggie Tu of Lees Summit, Missouri. A daughter Debbie Gillispie and her husband Jim Gillispie of Lee’s Summit, Missouri , a son Steve Smith of Lake Lotawana, Missouri, four grandchildren, Kaci Smith of Independence, Missouri, Ryan Smith and his wife Abby Smith of Independence, Missouri, Tyler Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, Megan Smith and her partner, Jerome Robinson of Raytown, Missouri. Six great grandchildren, Connor Hood Henderson, Autumn Smith, Westin Smith, Keaton Smith, Ethan Brunk and Elisa Brunk.
Pat was born in Linneus, MO to R.C and Maxine Perkins. She graduated from Brookfield Highschool, class of 1955. Pat was a graduate of Central Missouri State University and earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She was a teacher in the Raytown School District and taught third grade at Chapel Elementary School and was a Special Reading Teacher at Raytown Middle School.
Upon her retirement from teaching, her second career was as a real estate agent with Reece and Nichols.
Pat was a member of Woods Chapel United Methodist Church and a long time member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
In leu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Wayside Waifs of Kansas City.