Patricia Gail Lewis, 73, of Riverton, Kan., passed from this life on Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Pat was born on February 22, 1944, in Columbus, Kan., to the union of Floyd and Dorothy (Eddington) Shumake.
Pat was united in marriage to Jimmy N. Lewis on March 11, 1966, in Baxter Springs, Kan.
Pat owned and operated Mother Hen Daycare for many years before her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren and loved to spend time outside in her garden.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Dorothy Shumake; step-father, Dorsey Shumake; granddaughter, Joeleigh Weaver.
Pat is survived by her husband, Jimmy N Lewis, of the home; three sons, Dave Lewis, Roger Lewis and Ronnie Lewis, all of Riverton, Kan.; one daughter, Kathy Weaver and husband, Bruce, of Baxter Springs; four sisters, Raylene (Danny) Jacquinet, of Weir, Kan., Genell (Rick) Taylor, of Columbus, Cheryl (David) Buergin, of McCune, Kan., and Tammy (Jerry) Hall, of Hallowell, Kan.; along with five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 18, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. Pastor Paul Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lowell Cemetery. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m., at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. Pallbearers for the service are, Rick Taylor, Jerry Hall, Gary Lewis, Dave Lewis, Mike Moore and David Buergin. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Benninger, Wayne Tipton, Danny Jacquinet, Larry Eddington, and Chuck Boyce.
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Published on  May 16, 2017