Patricia Kaye Howe
Patricia Kaye Howe, 66 of Overland Park, Kansas, lost her battle to cancer on Wednesday, May 9, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 22nd at 9:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.
Kaye was born March 19, 1946 to Ed and Margaret Gorman of Mt. Vernon, Missouri. She attended Mt. Vernon schools and Saint Mary University before graduating from Southwest Missouri State in Springfield where she was active in the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Who’s Who and Student Government. Kaye married M.L. “Bud” Cale on March 22, 1969. They later divorced. She married Gerald Howe on August 28, 2004.
Kaye used her accounting degree to work for IRS in Kansas City and FHA in St. Louis before staying at home to care for her sons. Her second career in real estate was in Wichita and with major developers in Johnson County.
Kaye’s flamboyant style and wit made every event a party. She loved entertaining in the magazine-worthy homes she created, traveling with friends and family, shopping and all things KU. She was active in various women’s golf associations and lunching out groups.
She is survived by her husband Gerald, her sons Brett Cale, Shawnee, and Brandon Cale, Kansas City, Missouri, her sister Marilyn (Paul) Barsi, Plover, Wisconsin, her brother John Gorman, Dallas, Texas and Jerry’s children Jacci (Steve) Gunn, Salt Lake City, Utah, Gerald Howe II, Kankakee, Illinois and Brian Howe, Hunters Crossing, Michigan. She was greatly loved by her nieces and nephews.
Kaye’s exuberant personality, sense of humor and flair for fashion will be sadly missed.