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Patricia Gale Spears, 86 of Kansas City, Missouri peacefully passed away Friday January 13, 2023 of natural causes at home with family and loved ones by her side.
Pat was born to the late Walter Gale & Beatrice Lenore Dutoit on October 31, 1936 in KCMO.
She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 21 years Donald Leroy Spears-age 86, also her brother Michael Dutoit (Arlene) & sister Peggy Knabe (Steve). She is also survived by her four children—Charles David Bradshaw, James Patrick Bradshaw (Kaye), Peggy Gayle Bradshaw, Jon Richard Bradshaw (Cassandra) and by her twelve grandchildren—sixteen great grandchildren–& two great great grandchildren.
Pat grew up on the east side of Kansas City and attended High School at East High and graduated in 1954. She then went on to attend Central Missouri State University. As life does with all of us, taking its twists and turns; Pat had more than her fair share. She found herself a single mother of four and sought out a career in the Insurance industry, and moved on in life for her family. She made her way up the ladder in her industry, becoming a highly respected and self made expert in her field expanding herself into the levels of upper management and beyond. In her later years when most would be retired she continued her career and worked full time from home as a consultant, Benefits Specialist and Analyst until just a few months before her health took her from us.
Pat was always a doer—a go getter, and involved in many outside activities, clubs and organizations. As examples of her younger years a member of the Masonic Morning Stars, Pres. of the Leundis Club in High School and many more. She was a Red Hat Club member and was the head of a local chapter nicknamed the Red Hot Hive and Pat was named the Queen Bee of the hive. She was always up for a party and always looking for an excuse to get everyone together to celebrate just about everything and anything. Especially if it involved the family and/or children or any holiday gathering.
Pat was a gentle, loving, and always giving soul who, at times was naïve & naturally blind to the realness this world can sometimes bring to us. She was a beacon and a shining light in the darkness. She was a beloved wife, mother, sibling, and friend to a multitude who celebrated everything and needed no excuses to create joyous memories for those lives she touched. She will be deeply and forever missed in our hearts and will hold our love eternally.
To quote a friend and spirit sister of Pats she was simply “ AMAZING”
CELEBRATION OF LIFE—FEBUARY 11, 2023—2 to 4PM
Heartland Cremation & Burial Society—Raytown, Missouri
Julie OConnor says
That was a wonderful obituary that captured the essence of Pat. She has been my lifelong best friend.
Sharon Thompson Henne says
I’ve known Pat since we were kids, growing up in the same neighborhood and always came away from any encounter with her with a smile on my face. She had a wonderful and kind sense of humor and a positive outlook. She made her world a better place. She will be very much missed by all who benefited from knowing her.