Patricia Ann (Smith) Turner
March 3, 2018 – May 20, 2017
Patricia Ann “Granny Pat” (Smith) Turner, 70, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kansas. She was born on March 3, 1947, in Las Animas, Colorado, to Maude Ellen (Kerr) and George H. Smith, Jr. Pat attended schools in Las Animas.
She was employed at Sublette, Kansas, Presto for more than 25 years. She enjoyed the daily coffee groups and the many customers that became her friends. Pat watched many children grow from infancy to adulthood during her years behind the counter at Presto. She bonded with them and there was always a friendly, if not slightly ornery, banter when they came in the store. Through interactions such as these, she made many friends and formed lasting relationships within the community.
Pat’s mission to ensure no neighborhood cat went hungry was a part of her daily routine. She felt deep compassion for any stray or lost animal.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Scott Turner and wife Mary Ann of McClave; Cynthia Rae McDonald and husband John of Hoehne; six grandchildren, Chance, Tayla, Wacey, Sara, Riccie and J. W; and two great grandchildren, Spencer and Conner; brothers George Smith and wife Karen of Ulysses; Terry Smith of Ulysses; a niece, Valerie Phillips; and a great-niece, Bailey.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents; a son Stephen; a sister Linda; a brother Douglas; and two granddaughters, Charity and Chastity.
Graveside services will be held at the Peaceful Valley Cemetery at the Smith Ranch at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25.