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Patricia Ann Henry 1934 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. — Patricia Ann (Hafeman) Henry died Aug. 23, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Born Jan. 22, 1934, at St. Rose Hospital in Great Bend, she was the daughter of William J. and Ann M. Hafeman.

She attended local grade schools and graduated from Sacred Heart, a private girls high school in Wichita. She attended St. Mary of The Plains College in Dodge City for one year before enrolling in Nurses Training at St. Joseph’s in Wichita.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Phelps-Dodge Copper Company following her graduation from a three-year course in nurses training. While employed at Phelps-Dodge, she met her husband, Peter Henry. Their marriage later failed. Following her Phelps-Dodge employment, she was employed by the Veterans Administration in Tuscon, Ariz., where she remained until her retirement.

Survivors include two brothers, Gene Hafeman of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Bill Hafeman of Sun City West, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents; an older brother, Gerald; and three sisters, Marjorie Beddow Dilley, Geraldine Purma and Donna Hill Consoli.
Patricia was cremated and her ashes will be interred in the family plot at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Dubuque, Kansas.

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 11, 2016*