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Patricia Mize

Patrica Mize

Friday, August 30th, 1946 - Monday, August 5th, 2019
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Obituary

On August 5, 2019, Patricia Mize was reunited with her beloved son, Thadd, husband, David, as well as her parents. Pat was born to Harold and Lavonne Milliken of Topeka, Kansas, on August 30, 1946. She is a sister of Barbara Milliken and brother John Milliken, both of Topeka.

Pat graduated from Topeka Seaman in 1964. She continued her education at Washburn University in Topeka where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. She went on the get her Master’s in teaching at Friends University in 1994. She was nominated Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction for excellence in teaching and encouraging success while teaching at Wellington High School. She was awarded for 25 years of service to youth for making fundamental contributions in education.

David and Pat met in college at Washburn and married in 1969. They had two children, Jenni Boyle of Andover, KS and Thadd Mize. She has four grandsons, Jack and Sam Boyle of Andover, KS and Alec and Brendan, both of Arkansas.

Funeral service will be 4pm Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at El Paso Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Smith Mortuary, Derby. A memorial has been established with The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Rd, Radnor, PA 19087.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Mortuary
    Address
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas 67037
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    Family present between 5 & 7
  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Woodlawn United Methodist Church
    Address
    431 S. Woodlawn Blvd.
    Derby, Kansas 67037
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Phyllis Provost-Saas
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Location
    El Paso Cemetery
    Address
    700 E. Kay
    Derby, Kansas 67037
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Shirley & Bob Stueven

Posted at 05:02pm
Pat & Dave were friends of ours when we lived in Derby many years ago. The four of us were very active in the Derby Jaycees. Pat was a loving, caring person & I valued her friendship for the short time we lived in Derby. Bob & I would like to send our sincere sympathies for the family’s loss.
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