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Cecil and Alice Patton


Cecil M. Patton and Alice (Tholen) Patton  – of San Jose, California.  Cecil, age 81, died April 1, 2001, and was born November 26, 1920, to Ernest B. and Sadie M. (Harrington) Patton.   Alice (Tholen), age 97, died March 9, 2019. She was born January 18, 1922, at the farm in Vincent, Kansas to Frederick U. and Clara G. (Dortland) Tholen.  Cecil and Alice were married September 12, 1943, in North Hollywood, California.     

Cecil was a sales and marketing manager for Lockheed Corporation in California and retired after 40 years.  They attended Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in San Jose, California.      

Alice was raised in Vincent, attended Vincent Grade School, Hays High School and Fort Hays State College. She was a student teacher for a few weeks before moving to California.  She lived in Burbank, Campbell, and San Jose.  In 2012, she moved to Los Gatos, California where she died.  Alice worked for Lockheed Corporation during WWII building planes as a riveter.  Alice was a homemaker and worked for Macy’s for 30 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Holley-Nooteboom and her husband, Fred, of Monte Sereno, CA; one son-in-law, Rodney Evans, Reno, NV; three grandchildren, William “Chip” Holley and wife, Cindi; Robert Lee Evans and wife, Lyndsay; David Cecil Evans; grand daughter-in-law, Dawn Holley; three great grandchildren, Brandyn Evans, Emmett Chipman Holley and Alyssa Evans; and many treasured nieces and nephews. 

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil; their daughter, Patricia Ann Evans; grandson, Ian Patton Holley, and her parents.  All of her siblings predeceased her.  Two brothers, Edward Tholen and Ted Tholen; and her four sisters, Mary Truan, Oleeva  Tholen, Mildred Mullen, and Esther Suttle. 

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Patton; however, he predeceased his one sister, Jean Giberson.     

A funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Vincent, Kansas.   Inurnment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.    

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, at St. Boniface Church.  The family suggests memorials to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Vincent, Kansas.     

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, KS 67601.  Condolences can be sent via e-mail to

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September 14, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church (Kansas)

Funeral Mass
September 14, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church (Kansas)

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