Patsy Ann Diehl, 83, of Lee’s Summit, passed away on December 11, 2015.
Patsy Ann Diehl was born February 11, 1932. Patsy was a school teacher and worked for the hospital where some of her grandchildren were later born. In 1954, she met and married the love of her life, Wallace. They had a wonderful marriage and cherished the 54 years of memories they made with children, grandchildren and friends before Wallace passed away. Wallace and Patsy had a son, Michael and a daughter, Lisa. Patsy and Wallace’s children grew up, married and at times had to move away but that never stopped them from visiting as often as they could. Mike and Sally gave Patsy 3 grandkids: Timothy, Jennifer, and Holly. Bill and Lisa also gave her 3 more grandchildren: Abe, Lee, and Patrick. Tim, Abe, Jennifer, Holly, Lee and Patrick will never forget their grandmother and the memories they shared. Patsy also experienced the joy of being a great-Grandmother to 9 Great-Grandchildren: Katelynn, Kylee, Kynsley, Christian, Emily, Justine, Wesley, Liam, and Jessa. It was a blessing to her to be called Gigi and spend time making memories with them. She loved bragging about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to everyone. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For Patsy her family was the world and she cherished each moment spent with her husband before he passed, their kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Patsy always loved unconditionally, especially her children. She taught them to always see the good in life and to always live it to the fullest. Patsy was hardworking, creative and talented. She loved sewing especially for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also taught her children how important determination was and to always put others first. She was a fighter that never complained or let others know the pain she was in. Even in her last few days she would say she was doing pretty good. We know she is rejoicing to finally be reunited with Wallace and watching over all of us this Christmas and every Christmas to follow. We will all miss her very much and we will hold on to the memories and moments we shared with a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at Longview Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Longview Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice, 1001 E 101st Terr, Ste 180, Kansas City, MO 64131 or Alliance for Lupus Research, 28 W 44th St, Ste 501, New York, NY 10036.