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Patricia Ann Drehle 1933 - 2021
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Patricia Ann Drehle, 87, passed away July 31, 2021, at University Village Memory Care in Round Rock, Texas. She was born Nov. 28, 1933, at Albert, Kan. to Orville and Rachel (Lebsack) Hays. She married Merle Drehle on Jan. 14, 1961, at Great Bend, Kan. He died Sept. 15, 1990.

Patricia was a claims secretary at Farm Bureau Financial Services in Great Bend. In 1997 she moved away from Great Bend and relocated in Harlingen, Texas, before moving to Round Rock, Texas in 2013. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Harlingen. She always volunteered at church. She especially loved spending time with her family. 

Survivors include, a daughter, Susan Uribe and husband Eddie of Round Rock, Texas; a brother, Charles Hays and wife Jennifer of Cordillera, Colo.; and a grandson, Adam Uribe of Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle Drehle; and two sisters, Carol Mills and Sandra Horn. 

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Private Family Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Kan. Memorials have been designated to Trinity Lutheran Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 4, 2021