Butler County Times Gazette
  • Patricia A. 'Patti' Ward Smith

  • Patricia A. “Patti” Ward Smith, 52, moved on to be with the angels on June 5, 2013 at her Wichita home.
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  • Patricia A. "Patti" Ward Smith, 52, moved on to be with the angels on June 5, 2013 at her Wichita home. Celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, with a visitation following, also at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home.
    Patti was born on Aug. 5, 1960 in El Dorado, the daughter of Robert Ward and Carol (Scanlon) Ward. Patti was a graduate of EHS and BCC School of Nursing earning her degree as a Registered Nurse in 1990. She loved to write words to songs, she also loved to be outside in the Flinthills.
    She is survived by her father, Robert Ward and his wife Beatrice of Rosalia, and mother, Carol Ward (Scanlon) of El Dorado. She left behind a son Ryan Hill and wife Dacia of Wichita; a daughter Laura Vest of New York City, and Laura's father Dan Vest of Augusta; and his daughter Jamie Rau of Seattle. She left behind her two beloved grandchildren, Cole and Caleb Hill of Wichita; five siblings; Michael Ward and wife Lissa of El Dorado; and sister's, Katie Ward of Wichita, Teresa Baker and husband Mike of El Dorado, Julia Schauf and husband Jeff of Wichita, and Meghan Thompson of El Dorado.
    She will be greatly missed by her extensive family and friends.
    Memorial has been established with the St. Anthony House c/o Catholic Charities Wichita. Send condolence to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.

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