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Patricia “Pat” LaShier


LaShier, Patricia

Funeral services for Patricia S. LaShier,78, Sioux Falls, SD, will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery.

Pat LaShier died Sunday, November 24 at Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD.

Pat was born October 23, 1935, the daughter of Lloyd T. and Willie P. Stooksberry in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Amarillo High School, attended Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri, and received a Business Degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, in 1957.

She worked for the University of Kansas, first in the Department of Special Education and then in the Comptrollers office, where she served as Assistant Comptroller until her retirement in 1995.

She married William S. LaShier Jr. on May 10, 1958 in Amarillo, Texas.

She was a member of the DAR and PEO Chapter CT of Sioux Falls, SD.

She is survived by daughter, Hope (Bill) Hogan, son Scott (Becky) LaShier, four grandchildren, Jack Hogan, Hayley Hogan, Jessey LaShier, Seth LaShier, sister Cathy (Bill) Rathgeber, and nephews Bryan (Margaret) Rathgeber and Jeffrey Rathgeber.

The family suggests memorials to KU Endowment Association (Preservation of Pioneer Cemetery) or the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary.

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  • Joel Colbert says:

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Pat. May she rest in peace.

  • Jim and Gail Ellis says:

    We are sorry to hear about Pat. She was a very dear person, always happy to see us and generous with acts to make everyone feel welcome in her home.

  • RUTH M. LOGAN says:

    HOPE AND FAMILY,I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR DEAR MOTHER . PAT WILL LIVE IN YOUR HEART FOREVER . THE MEMORIES YOU HOLD AND PASS ON –WILL LIVE ON AND ON !!

  • Amy Phalen says:

    Hope- I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always dear to me. Thinking of you and your family. – Amy (P.E.O. Chapter IK)

  • Gary and Jeanne Clark says:

    Hope and Scott, we thought so much of both of your parents. They were good friends and colleagues. Thank you for having the memorial service here in Lawrence. It was good to be able to say goodbye to your mom and remember your dad also.

    Your mom was a joy to work with in the Special Education department and to have around to make us all seem like family. Such a bright, sensitive person to know and have as a friend. We will keep those memories alive.

  • Marianna and John Ekelund says:

    Our dearest friend “Stookie” will be remembered by us as a fellow Texas Tech University graduate, a fellow golden sandstorm graduate of Amarillo High School, a classmate at Elizabeth Nixson Junior High School and a close friend of many years. Stookie, you were so sweet, so much fun with your great laughter and gentle sense of humor. I finally am a P.E.O. sister and I love you so much. I am especially glad that we had that last telephone conversation. John Ed and I will remember you.

  • Natalie Hamilton says:

    Hope & Scott, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was always so nice to me whenever I visited your house. I ran into her several years ago at FUMC, and she brought me up to date on everyone. A very proud mother and grandma. And a very gracious lady…My prayers are with all of you.