Gary A. Patillo


Gary A. Patillo (Doonner) aka SUPERMAN

Passed away at KU Medical Center surrounded by his family on Sunday July 26th, 2020. Gary was born June 13th, 1975 at KU Medical Center, to mother Teresa R. (Bouser) Turner and father Gary A. Patillo Sr.. Gary attended truck driving school and received his CDL in 1998. He then married Kelly Van on September 30th, 2000. Gary loved to read. He loved comics, movies, and music. He enjoyed playing on his playstation and he loved to travel. Gary was a football fan, his teams included Chiefs, Dolphins, and Packers. He could throw out facts, dates, and plays about the teams, he knew it all. Gary loved his family & friends with everything he had. He truly had a heart of gold and a giving soul. He has touched so many  and will greatly be missed by all. Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents Odelia Jewett Patillo, Raymond D. Patillo, Lola Bouser, and Norman Bouser. 

He is survived by his parents Teresa R. Turner, Gary A. Patillo Sr./ Connie Patillo;

Wife Kelly Patillo; Children Gary A. Patillo III & Donavan P. Patillo; Brother Amad T. Patillo/ Wendi, Sisters LaVera Turner, Cassandra Patillo/ Ian Frierson, Aziza Patillo; Nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Two step sisters Aleathea Mehdipor, Thersa Lemons. Step Father Robert Turner and Step Brother Chris Kendrix.


A private graveside service will be held in Paola for the family August 8th, 2020 at 11:00 am.

A  celebration of life will be held for family and friends August 15th, 2020 at Cedar Lake, Olathe, KS at 3:00 pm. Gary requested we celebrate him with a party! So please come and share your stories with us.


  1. Becky Straley Middleton on August 11, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Teresa < Gary Sr, & family and friends,
    Sincere sympathy and deepest condolences on the loss of your precious son. Prayers and love to y'all,
    Becky Greathouse Straley Middleton

  2. Edna. Mitchner on August 1, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Teresa and Gary I send my sincere prayers and condolescents to all of the family! And yes he is a mirror image of his daddy! I pray that God place his hands upon you during this difficult time in your lifes.

  3. Lisa Loving on July 31, 2020 at 12:57 am

    He Was Truly A Great Spiritited Person. He Always had a Smile on His Face, and Always had something nice to say to Me. I Didnt get to see him much, because of my work schedule throughout the years, but I know that he was a kind and loving person, and he will be missed!!! I Knew him as a little boy, and watched him grow into the handsome young man that he became. Lifes struggles can definitely take ahold of people, and I for one know that too well. Unfortunately, there are ones that struggle with the battle and are unable to overcome. GOD REST HIS SOUL…IN JESUS NAME….AMEN and AMEN…

  4. Marilyn Katzer Greeley Kans. on July 30, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Gary was a super human being.I worked with him and had him in Nursing a student at OSH. Always was happy when our paths would cross after I retired. A great loss.

    • Joi Brooks on August 1, 2020 at 7:04 am

      I was Gary’s home health nurse for over a year. He was always my favorite. It was more like a visit with a friend, than a patient. He always made me smile, and laugh. He had a video game that played ’70’s music. So we would sing together. He told me about his annual Father’s day fishing trip, and was so happy to spent time with his family, especially Tony. He will be so very missed! I know he is making people in heaven laugh.

  5. Dennis Horner on July 30, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Gary & Connie, My sincere condolences on the untimely passing of. Gary. May you find comfort in good memories.

    • Debbie Knight Dillard on August 3, 2020 at 11:41 am

      Gary Sr./ Teresa all family members and friends with my deepest heartfelt sympathy and Condolences may the Holy Spirit embrace you all with his peace comfort strength and endurance ✝️✝️

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