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Patricia Ann “Patty” Karst 1959 - 2019
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Patricia Ann “Patty” Karst 1959 - 2019

Patricia Ann “Patty” Karst, 59, Great Bend, died Monday, February 11, 2019 in Russell County.She was born May 21, 1959 in Plainville the daughter of Albert E. and Doris A. (Ochs) Karst.  She graduated from Hays High School in 1977, was a former member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Hays, and worked as a vision tech at the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Great Bend.  She liked to play games, tell stories and jokes, crochet and sew, often sewing clothes for her niece.  She loved Christian music and was the perfect aunt, always providing games and entertainment for her nieces and nephews. Survivors include three brothers; Tom Karst and wife Mary of Hays, Doug Karst of Russell, and Mark Karst and wife Shannon of Victoria, two sisters; Dianne Schmidt and husband Gene of Great Bend and Maryln Schumacher and husband Larry of Lyons, two brothers-in-law; Pat Herrman of Sturgis, SD and Lance Smith of Hays, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nephews.    She was preceded in death by her parents; Albert and Doris Karst, a brother; Steven Karst, two sisters; Lois Herrman and Lanita Smith, and a nephew; Dustin Karst.Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am on Monday, February 18, 2019 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 2000 Main Street, Hays with Rev. Rocco Mallardi officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Allen Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Sunday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays and from 9:00 am until service time on Monday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Patty Karst Memorial to be used for family wishes, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Patty may be shared with the family at  


Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home

1906 Pine Street,

Hays KS 67601

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Feb. 14, 2019