Patricia DeAnn McDowell
Patricia D. “Pat” or “Patty” McDowell
Aug. 14, 1945 – March 25, 2012
Pat McDowell, 66, of Harrisonville, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died March 25, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by family. After a long and hard-fought struggle with COPD and heart disease, Patty’s final breaths were peaceful.
When not working as a seasonal IRS employee, Pat was a homemaker, providing amazing dinners (her fried chicken and brisket the stuff of legends). Creative in all ways, her home was beautifully decorated; she sewed her girls’ clothing when they were young, and when grandchildren came along, she turned to baby blankets and cross-stitch; she was a blue-ribbon quilter and had a room devoted to sewing in her home. Pat was also a hard-to-beat Scrabble and poker player. She was happiest surrounded by family and friends.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband and best friend of 44 years, Duncan McDowell, who died from lung cancer in 2007; and her dear friend, Martha. Patty is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Janice and John Corder, of Raymore; her daughters, Kelly McDowell Astarita and fiance Lyle Kinnett; Kathleen and Harold Stander, all of Kansas City North, and Kim and Murad Hasam, of Harrisonville; grandchildren (her pride and joy): Estee, Ryan, Kiersten, Elizabeth, Molly, Aliyah, and Jaeda; favorite niece and nephew, Shawna Russo and Chad Corder; beloved aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters-in-law throughout the US; cousins too numerous to count; and quilting friends and card buddies.
At Patty’s request, no formal funeral service will be held; rather, a Celebration of Life will be shared at the McDowell home in Harrisonville from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14. All are welcome. Come hungry! Donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, KCMO 64145, or Harrisonville Parks and Recreation.