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Patricia Gerard, Age 87

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Patricia "Pat" Gerard, age 87, Concordia resident, entered into rest on April 29, 2018, at Marquis Place Assisted Living, Concordia. She was born in Barnes, Kansas on August 21, 1930, to Gail and Kathleen (Hiltgen) Sawin. Patricia was in the graduating Class of 1948 Notre Dame High School, Concordia. On August 19, 1950, she married Rex Gerard in Concordia, Kansas. They truly had a genuine love for each other for their nearly 65 years together. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2015. Pat was an amazing mother, and is survived by her children, Joe Gerard (Dee), Concordia, KS.; Glenda Clemons (Dave), Concordia, KS.; Greg Gerard (Troy), Haugan, MT.; Kim Gerard, Draper, UT.; and Jeff Gerard, Concordia, KS. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild, sister-in-law, Rosalie Sawin, Salina, KS.; and several nieces and nephews. Patricia was a bookkeeper for Gerard Construction and a homemaker. She was a member of the Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Moose Lodge, Elks Club, and American Legion Post 76.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Rex, parents, grand-daughter, Nicole Barleen, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 

A Mass of a Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, with Fr. David Metz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia. Memorial contributions may be given to either Meadowlark Hospice or St. Concordia Cemetery Fund c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences may be sent to www.chaputbuoy.com.

Funeral Home Info: Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 w. 6th St., PO Box 606, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone (785)243-2121; Fax (785) 243-2654; email: chaputbuoy@sbcglobal.net.

 

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