February 17, 2011
MAYETTA- Sarah Blandin Patterson, 97, of Mayetta, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.
She was born May 14, 1913 on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Mayetta to James V. and Ptis-Saw (Kozee) Blandin. She attended Blandin Grade School and graduated from Delia High School. Sarah married Floyd “Pink” Patterson. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1990. Sarah was a housewife and teacher’s aide at Royal Valley Schools. She also owned and operated Pink’s Place tavern in Mayetta with her husband in the 60s and 70s. Sarah was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Shawn Reed and Shannon Patterson both of Aurora, CO; her two great granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her sons, Gary Joseph Patterson and Forrest J. “Duke” Patterson, her sisters, Jane Blandin Puckkee, Elizabeth Blandin Tuckwin and Rose Blandin Burke, her brothers Jacob and James Blandin and her 22 half brothers and sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday February 21, 2011 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Burial will follow in Mayetta Cemetery. The rosary will be recited 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the church. She will lie in state at Mercer Funeral Home until 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are suggested for Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and may be left in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.
(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)