Patricia A. ‘Patty’ Thompson

Patricia A. “Patty” (Ashby) Thompson, 72, of rural Oswego died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at her home.

She was born Dec. 1, 1946, at Oswego to Walter and Ruby (Kelley) Donald. She grew up in rural Altamont and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1964. She then attended Coffeyville Junior College, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree. 

On Oct. 27, 1972, she and David Ashby were married in Clinton, Maryland. They lived there while her husband was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. They lived in several cities while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. In 1999, following his retirement they moved to rural Oswego. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2008. 

Through the years, Patty worked for Global Credit Union as an administrative assistant.

She enjoyed scrapbooking, reading and traveling.

She was a member of the VFW auxiliary. She was also a member of First Baptist Church in Altamont and found great enjoyment in Bible study. 

On Dec. 30, 2014, she and Robert L. “Bob” Thompson were married at the family farm. He survives of the home.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Thompson of the home; a son, Robert Ashby of Westminster, California; three stepsons, David Ashby Jr. of Sacramento, California, Michael Ashby of Long Island, New York, and David Thompson of Moore, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Joanna Melton of King George, Virginia, and Leanna Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David, and her parents.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Altamont. Burial will be in Elston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. 

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or the Uganda Mission Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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