St. Marys—Patricia Ann “Patty” Shove, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Rolling Hills Care Home in Topeka.
She was born April 29, 1932 in the Sandy Hook Community near St. Marys the Daughter of George A. and Gertrude Heston Yocum. Patty grew up in the Sandy Hook and St. Marys community and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1949.
Patty lived in Silver Lake and later moved back to St. Marys where she lived many years before moving into Rolling Hills. She had worked for the Silver Lake Bank and later the US Postal Service in Silver Lake before she retired. Patty was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. Patty loved to sing and sang with the community choir in Silver Lake and the Sweet Adelines in Topeka. She was a past XYZ Club member at Silver Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Winnie Kerwin, Catherine Palmer, Georgie May Forbes, Helen Goodin, George Yocum, Margaret Petty, Betty Lou Hatfield and Alice Hoffset.
Survivors include her son, Raymond James Shove, Carbondale; her daughter, Vicky Sue (Hal) Jones, Lake Wabaunsee; a brother Clarence “Nick” (Emma)Yocum, St. Marys; three grandchildren, Charity Ann (Darryl)Woodson Mouck, Jason Shove and Trever Shove, six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Shove will lie in state from 10:00 until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or the St. Marys United Methodist Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.