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Patricia JoAnn (Ellison) Edmonds

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Patricia JoAnn (Ellison) Edmonds was born in Prague on April 14, 1942, to Troy and Beulah Ellison; and departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

She lived most of her life on the family farm in Meeker. She and her husband Thomas were married on Jan. 14, 1965, in Stilwell, Oklahoma. They both were long-time members of the Aydelotte Church of Christ.

Patricia was a housewife and helped her husband at the Farmers Market selling fruits and vegetables. Her reputation for making peanut brittle and coconut pies was legendary. As the holidays neared everyone would ask if she was planning to make and sell her peanut brittle. She loved watching baseball and basketball games along with drinking her Dr. Pepper! It didn't matter who was playing, she just wanted to watch. She enjoyed feeding and watching the birds outside her window. She had a love for plants, flowers and animals, especially dogs as she did raise Boston Terriers and Pugs, they were her life. Her dogs Rowdy and Dusty will be lost without her.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents , first husband (Burman Moore), husband Thomas Edmonds, and one sister and brother-in-law (Wilma and Glen Standlee).

She is survived by two sisters and two brothers: Helen McKee (husband-George) of Prague, Elvesta Standlee of Meeker, George Ellison of Meeker, and Howard Ellison (wife-Patricia) of Mustang. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly and she treated them all as her own children.

The family wishes to express their heart-felt appreciation for the compassion provided by the nursing staff of the ICU unit, third-floor nursing staff at St. Anthonys Shawnee, and the caring support provided by Heartland Hospice.

Patricia was also known as Pat, Jan and JoAnn; no matter the name, she will be missed by many family and friends.