Patricia Becker


April 27, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Patricia Brown Becker, 66, of Humboldt died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash., to Charles and Lucille (Golba) Brown of Mildred. She grew up in Mildred graduating from Moran High School, Iola Junior College and Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. She taught kindergarten through second grade in the Iola school system. She later worked at her husband’s business, Chanute Iron and Supply, as well as for Brown’s Store in Mildred. She helped start the hospice program for Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She spent her last years taking care of her parents at her home in Humboldt.
Survivors include her son, Michael D., Mildred; her mother, Lucille Brown, Mildred, now of Higginsville, Mo.; a brother, Bob and his wife, Donna Brown, Higginsville, and a sister, Sandy and her husband, Jerry Cormack, Lenexa; nephews and nieces, Scott and Mary Brown, Odessa, Mo., Kayte Cormack, Kansas City, and Colby Cormack, Lenexa; a great-niece, Kylee Brown; and an aunt and uncles and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael C. Becker, Humboldt, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and her father, Charles L. Brown of Mildred.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola.
Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. The Rev. Robert B. Wachter will be celebrant. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mildred.
Memorials to Horizon Hospice, St. John’s Catholic Church or Pets For Life, Inc., an organization in Kansas City that provides therapy dog teams for hospital patients which she enjoyed may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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