Carol Patchin, 65, of Parsons died at 5:12 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011, at her home. She had been in failing health several months.
She was born June 7, 1945, at Wichita to James and Bessie Ruth (Stonebraker) John. She grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1963. She attended Pittsburg State University and graduated there in 1967.
On Aug. 5, 1967, she married Ronald R. Patchin of Parsons at Burlington. Carol taught one semester at the Rosedale Junior High in Kansas City, Kan., and then in 1968 joined Ron in Germany, where he was stationed in military service. Their son, James, was born while they were living in Germany. They returned to Parsons in 1969 and lived here continuously except for living in Montana from 1975 to 1978.
Carol began working at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center in 1970 and retired from there in 2002. At the hospital she had taught in the special purpose school, was an activity therapist, a supervisor in a living unit and a C.T.S. program educator.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, had taught Sunday school classes there and visited church members in nursing homes. She loved to golf and bowl and was a member of the Katy Golf Club, where she was active in the women’s league. She also was a member of the Quilters Guild.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Patchin, of the home; two sons, James Patchin and Zachariah Patchin, both of Parsons; a granddaughter, Devon Jade Patchin; a brother, Jack John of Royce City, Texas; and a sister, Evelyn Evilsizer of North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to either the church or Operation Bright Touch. These may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.