Patricia Doris Wessler, 89, longtime Westboro, Missouri, area resident, passed away September 4, 2021, at her home in Tarkio, Missouri. She was born on September 15, 1931, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to Helen (Bean) Bullock and Arlan F. Bullock. A 1949, graduate of Shenandoah High School, she married the love of her life, Paul Henry Wessler of Westboro on December 4, 1949. Paul preceded her in death on December 5, 2015. To this union of 66 years, four children were born: Kathy, Alan, Janette, and Susan.
Pat was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and served her church faithfully. Pat and Paul lived and farmed in the St. John’s community in northern Atchison County all of their lives. Pat was active in the University of Missouri – Atchison County Women’s Extension Council, the AGC Extension Club; the Fairfax Community Hospital Auxiliary, where she also served as president; as well as stints as a Girl Scout and 4-H leader, Sunday School and Vacation Bible Study teacher, Lutheran Church Women, served on the Atchison County Centennial Commission, and also taught tole painting. She loved quilting, gardening and her flowers, as well as painting and music.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents; her brother, Rev. Rick Bullock; and her grandson, Cory Stanton. Survivors include: daughters, Kathy Wessler, St. Joseph, Missouri, Janette (Dan) Stanton, Rock Port, Missouri, and Susan (Doug) Hicks, Council Bluffs, Iowa; son, Dr. Alan (Susan) Wessler, Columbia, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jodi (David) Griffin, Maryville, Missouri, Terra (Mark) Snyder, Prairie Village, Kansas, Dr. Jay (Rachel) Stanton, Rock Port, Bob (Kate) Wessler, Columbia, and Brett (Kate) Wessler, Kansas City, Missouri; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cathy and Terry Lesher, Westboro.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro. Interment was at St. John’s Cemetery, Westboro. Memorials may be directed to the Tarkio Library or Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.