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Patricia Ann Schoenthaler

April 17, 1947 — March 15, 2024

Patricia Ann Schoenthaler

Patricia “Patti” Ann Schoenthaler (Ruggles) died on March 15th in Hoisington, Kansas. Patti was born on April 17, 1947 in Falls Church, Virginia and was the second of 5 children born to Verlea and Lee Ruggles.  Her father was in the Air Force so she and her four siblings traveled extensively.  Patti attended Kansas State University where she earned a teaching degree and became a life-long Wildcat.  She met Terry Schoenthaler at K-State, and they married on June 1, 1969. Patti and Terry eventually settled at the family farm in Ellis, Kansas.

Patti had an infectious smile and laugh.  Her curiosity was contagious, and her mind wanted to know how things worked.  She was playful, loved to be outdoors and was a good sport, unless she was playing Monopoly with her siblings.  She was a terror on a lawn mower and prided herself on her bonfire capabilities.  Most importantly she was somebody you wanted by your side during the tough times.

Patti is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas Ruggles.  Surviving family includes her husband, her two sons Chad (Prairie Village, KS) and John and his wife Keriann (Gilroy, CA), her two brothers Charles Ruggles and his wife Teri (Colorado Springs, CO) and Richard Ruggles and his wife Jill (Lewisville, CO), her sister Barbara Pierpont and her husband John (Greenville, NC), three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Ellis, Kansas on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ellis Public Library, Humane Society of the High Plains or Christ Lutheran Church. Donations made payable to the organization may be mailed to Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

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