Obituary of Patricia Bolton

Patricia A. Bolton, 83, former resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday morning, June 20, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born March 18, 1940, in Muscotah, Kansas, the daughter of Floyd Harold Tipling and Anna Belle (Woodward) Tipling. She married William Gary “Bill” Bolton on August 23, 1959, in Muscotah, Kansas, and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2007.


Pat received her BA in Biology and Home Economics from Emporia State University. She was a homemaker and part-time college professor.


Survivors include her daughters, Kathryn Renee Bradford and husband Merl, of Minden, Nebraska, and Constance Zoe Townzen and husband Darren, of Rogers, Arkansas; a brother, Paul A. Tipling and wife Dixie, of Salina, Kansas; four grandchildren, Andrew Bradford, Emily Kennedy and husband Kyle, Daniel Townzen, and Laura Stephens and husband Sam; three great-grandchildren, Leif, Anders, and Finn.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she was also preceded in death by her parents.


Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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