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     Patricia Anne “Pat” Williamson, age 88, of Lamar, passed away early Sunday morning, July 5, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Maria O’Sullivan.

     Pat was born March 2, 1927, at Kansas City, Missouri to James and Anna Marie (Wagner) Murty.  After high school graduation, Pat attended U.M.K.C. for two years and was active in a college sorority.   On February 4, 1950, she married Paul Williamson and they made their home in Kansas City until moving to Lamar in 1966 to own and operate Chiles-Williamson Funeral Home.  After selling the funeral home in 1977, Pat worked in the law office of Richard Scott before beginning a 20 years career in the purchasing department of O’Sullivan Industries.  Retiring in 1998, Pat had more time to devote to her family, the church and her many interests.  She was a member of PCCW (Parish Council of Catholic Women) and served as St. Mary’s Parish Council treasurer for more than 20 years.  Enjoying competition, Pat bowled on three leagues, held the title of Ladies Club Champion Golfer at Lamar Country Club for five years, and was an avid card player.  She loved to travel and the highlights of her four trips to Europe included playing golf at St. Andrews and receiving a blessing from St. Pope John Paul II.  She enjoyed the fellowship of the O’Sullivan Retired Employees group and the friendship of the many who referred to her by her “Old Bat” nickname.

     Survivors include a son, Paul J. Williamson, Austin, Texas; daughters, Patricia Wiley, Cynthiana, Kentucky, Maria (Tom) O’Sullivan, Lamar; “adopted daughter”, Jill Purinton, Lamar; eight grandchildren, Brian (Kori) O’Sullivan, Adam (Jessica) O’Sullivan, Tommy O’Sullivan, Colin (Ashley) O’Sullivan, Maria (Chuck) Gambrell, Laura Wiley (Scott Stephens), Tyrell Williamson, and Paige Williamson; and eight great-grandchildren, Cody, Chelsey, Sloane, Graham, and Norah O’Sullivan, Grant and Jack Gambrell, and Shylee Carr.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Paul.

     A Rosary service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9th at Daniel Funeral Home with visitation immediately following.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 10th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lamar.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or L.I.F.E. Foundation.

 

Comments  

#10 NIXA, MO.SUZANNE ELLIOTT YOUNG 2015-08-11 04:21
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PAT WAS A GREAT LADY. LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES AT THE WILLIAMSON HOME GROWING UP. SO SORRY
#9 Bill @Shirley Gaither 2015-07-09 10:13
Sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I really enjoyed the many years working with her at O'Sullivan's. We had a lot of good times together in the Purchasing dept celebrating holidays and birtdays. I will never forget the time i spent with Pat!!
She will be missedby so many!!
#8 The Villages floridaDoug and Rayma Davis 2015-07-09 06:43
We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was quite a character. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#7 Lamar., MOTom and Gale Main 2015-07-08 18:20
We are sorry for your loss. Pat was a great lady. For years, she faithfully surprised Tom's mother, Marj, with a cake on her birthday. Our family will always remember her thoughtfulness.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Tom and Gale Main
#6 cynthiana, KentuckyBarbara Nash 2015-07-08 09:26
Pat, Your many friends in cynthiana send sympathy and prayers your way. So sorry to you and your family for your loss.
#5 Lamar, MoCindy Buchanan Morris 2015-07-08 06:53
Will miss her dearly. But thankful for all the memories I have of her & the family through my childhood here in Lamar. Rest in peace Pat.
#4 Ulysses, KansasDean and Deloris Underhill 2015-07-07 08:12
Our thoughts and prayers are all with you. She was a special lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her when we was in Texas visiting our shared grandkids and Paul at the same time.
#3 LamarGreg & Sheila Clements 2015-07-06 10:51
All our sympathy and support
love you all!
Pat is one special lady!
#2 Livingston, TXBill & Laveta Williamson 2015-07-06 10:12
We have fond memories of Pat when we use to get together, when all you kids were small. We know you all will miss her.

We will be thinking of You with Love.
#1 Lamar, MOLarry and Carolyn Isaac 2015-07-06 06:16
We are so sorry for all of Pat's family.
This is a very difficult time for them
Pat was a great lady, she will be
missed
Peace and Love!
Larry and Carolyn

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