Patricia “Pat” Ann (Martin) Stoneking, 80, of McPherson, KS, died on Monday, August 21, 2017, at McPherson Hospital.
Pat was born January 6, 1937, in Coffeyville, Kansas to John D. (J.D.) and Dorothy (Cole) Martin. She attended Coffeyville schools and finalized her Associate of Arts Degree at Coffeyville Community College in 1976.
She married Ronald Gene Stoneking January 24, 1958, and this union lasted 53 years.
She was employed with First Federal Savings & Loan of Coffeyville for 15 years and various other temporary jobs until her retirement. She was a volunteer for the Genesis organization of Coffeyville. Pat was baptized in the United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Cherokee Nation and had traced her lineage back to Nancy Ward, the Ghigau. She enjoyed genealogy, painting, flower gardening, bird watching, and fishing.
Survivors include: a son, Vance Alan Stoneking of Thornton, CO; two daughters, Tamara Jean Mangan of Aurora, CO and Tricia Dee Dubbert (Kevin) of McPherson, KS; brother, James Cole Martin (Jean) of Muskogee, OK; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; and an infant son, Jeffrey Martin Stoneking.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, August 25, 2017, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Rev. James Martin will officiate the service. Inurnment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Coffeyville. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial donations may be made payable to Genesis of Coffeyville, Inc, 1312 W 8th St, Coffeyville, Kansas, contributions may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland, Coffeyville, KS 67337 or Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com or www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com.
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have many fond memories of your mother & father, from the times I would come over and hang out many, many years ago. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this time.
Donna (Kelley) WoodsOsawatomie, KS
Tom piercWestwood, KS
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful person. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Becky BingmanOlathe, KS
Pat was a wonderful lady. We worked at First Federal and she and Ron were always together and a loving couple. So thankful she was a part of my life in so many ways. God be with you and all of your families. Remember the good times and the happy memories.
Jo Lynn FalknerCoffeyville, KS
To all of Pats Precious Family!!!
Pats Father JD and My Mom were lst cousins. Her Grandfather and my Grandfather were Brothers, Both Cherokee Indians.
We did keep in touch by E-mail but wish I had done it more often.
She was a very special Person and will be so so missed.
I am a coupla years older than Pat at 82.
Just know that you all are in my thoughts and Prayers.
So very sad to know that she is gone.
Darlene and Nick Hildebrandt
Darlene Bromley HildebrandtFlorissant, MO
Vance so sorry to hear of your loss! May you gain comfort knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kelly UnruhPlainfield, IL