Patricia Sue Warzel Keating, age 93, a resident of Fort Scott, passed away Friday, February 14th, 2020 at the Kansas University Medical Center.
Daughter of Gus and Grace (Good) Warzel, she was born in Fort Scott on April 20th,1926. Educated in the Fort Scott school system, Patricia graduated High School with the Class of 1943. She and her sister, Edith joined the Cadet Nurse Core in 1944, graduating in 1947. Patricia met many of her life long friends while in nurses training. Upon completion of the program, she worked as a registered nurse for Doctors Hubert and Leland Randles in the Randles Clinic, Fort Scott.
It was there, she met the love of her life, Edward Michael Keating. Together with her sister Edith Warzel and Bernard Gorman, they were married June 9, 1949, in a double wedding ceremony at Mary Queen of Angels Church in Fort Scott.
Patricia remained a lifelong member of the parish. Ed preceded her in death on February 3rd, 2013.
Patricia’s life was devoted to her faith and family and they were the greatest source of her joy. She loved deeply and prayed constantly. Her life was a testament to us all and ours will be forever changed without her.
Patricia is survived by her six children, twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren with two on the way and two great- great- grandchildren with one on the way.
They include son Edward Michael Keating Jr. and wife Janet (New) of Bucyrus,KS; their children Edward Keating III and wife Tonyia, Elle and Dylan Keating of Louisburg, Ks., Jeananna and husband Brett Hauer, Mckenna, Keily and Hudson of Louisburg, KS, Shawn Keating, Bucyrus, KS, Michael Keating and wife Kirsten, Kylin and Rohan Keating of Stillwell, KS;
Son John Francis Keating III and wife Charlene (Barr) of Fort Scott, their children-Tina and Kyle Hedges of Bolivar;Taylor and husband Tyler Weaver, Berkley and baby Weaver of Fair Play, MO; Kennedy Hedges and Steven Cisneros, and McKinley Hedges of Bolivar, MO; John F. Keating IV and wife Christi- Abi and husband Dillion Duffy and Emalynn Duffy and John Keating V of Fort Scott, Pete Keating and wife Amy, Preston and Colin Keating of Chanute, Ks., Bridgett and husband Adam Lancaster and Kylie, Kallie, and Kodie Lancaster of Fort Scott, Courtney and husband Rob Werling, Peyton, Sadie and Hadley Werling of New York, NY, Daniel Keating and wife Kelly, Liam and Finley Keating of Gardner, Ks.;
Daughter Mary and husband John Lowry of Richards, Mo., their children Emily and husband Josh Appeldorn and Isabella Rose Appeldorn of Springdale, Ar., Erin and husband Thomas Evans and baby Evans of Lenexa, Ks., John Lowry and wife Kirby and Maelie Ruth Lowry of Bartlesville, Ok., Heather and husband Nathan Glassman, Ava Marie, Lucy Elizabeth, Joseph and baby Glassman of Golden, Co.;
Daughter Beth Anne and husband Daryl Graham of Fort Scott, their children Maria Graham of Overland Park, Ks., Daryl Lee Graham II and wife Jayci and Dawson Graham of Overland Park, Ks., Drew Graham and Elizabeth Grantham of Fort Scott; daughter Patty and husband Mike Kramer of Fort Scott, their children Patricia and Morgan Sheehy of Noel, Mo. and Michael Kramer of Fort Scott;
Son Shawn (Jackie) and wife Sandi (Hobbs) of Fort Scott, their children Vincent and Courtney Woods, Riley, Kassen and Karsyn of Redfield, Ks, Jesse Woods of Fort Scott, Andrew Woods and Kameron, Keegan, Karter and Kali Woods of Mound City, Ks., Grace, Faith, Shawn II and Connor Keating of Fort Scott, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by sisters Thais Warzel, Edith (Bernard) Gorman and Shirley (Charles) Keal and brothers Thaddeus (Jack) Warzel and Robert (Nellie) Warzel.
Father Yancey Burgess will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
The Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at Cheneywitt.com