Thursday, April 20, 2017

Obituary -- Pat Mercer 1935-2017

Patsy Jo (Pat) Hoech Mercer, 82, was born February 11, 1935 in Warren County, MO and passed away April 19, 2017 at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, MO.

She was the daughter of Howard Harry Hoech and Kathryn Walker Lovelace.

She graduated from Warrenton High School in 1953. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1957 with a BS degree majoring in Vocational Home Economics Education.

On August 18, 1957 she married Marvin Lee Mercer in Warrenton, Missouri. To this union three sons and one daughter were born.

Pat is survived by her husband Marvin, sons, Richard Mercer of Blockton, IA, David (Nancy) Mercer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Kent Mercer of Claycomo, MO and daughter Anita (Mike) Henggeler of Ravenwood, MO

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Kari Mercer of Lee’s Summit, MO, Kevin (Jordon) Mercer of Kansas City, MO, Alyssa Mercer of Camdenton, MO, Jessica (Anthony) Simpson of Maryville, MO and Jason Henggeler of Ravenwood, MO.

Pat taught Home Economics for a short time at Prairie Home, MO before she spent many years as a 4-H leader and later as Youth Education Assistant for University of Missouri Extension Service in Worth County in charge of the 4-H programs for several years as well.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, camping and nearly always with a smile and few complaints even with the pain she endured in later years. Pat always enjoyed visiting with friends she worked with and was in the Jolly Janes Extension Club until her death.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grant City, MO and was active in many activities including church secretary, pianist, UMW and several other activities there during her life.

Visitation will be held Sunday, from 4-6 PM at the funeral home.

Services will be held on Monday, April 24th at 10:00 AM at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City.

Burial will be at the Grant City Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Grant City and sent to the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home, 200 S. Front Street, Grant City, MO 64456

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