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Obituary for Patsy L. Ostmeyer (Sowers)

Patsy Lynn Ostmeyer, 87, Oakley, Kansas, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Logan County Hospital. Patsy was born March 13, 1935, in Oakley, Kansas, the daughter of Harry C. and Vivian (Turner) Sowers. She married Don Ostmeyer on October 29, 1956. She worked at Dean Organ Jewelry for several years and worked on the Ostmeyer family farm as a homemaker. Once retired to Grinnell, Kansas, she managed the Hometown Grocery Store where she worked until 2014. She moved to her most recent home in 2017 as a resident of the Logan County Hospital Independent Living Apartments in Oakley, Kansas.

Patsy touched many lives as a hardworking, friendly and kind-hearted person. Alongside being a devoted wife, she was dedicated to being present in her children’s lives. She never missed a sporting event. Christmas was her favorite time of year, especially since she loved to see family. Patsy was multifaceted and could tell a story like no other – especially the farm stories of her driving the tractor or assisting with the cattle. She was an excellent cook (her fried chicken and cinnamon bread were remarkable). She loved to dance, play golf, card games (bridge, pitch), and to be around her friends. Anyone that knew Patsy knew she had a passion for the Kansas City Chiefs and kept that spirit alive for over 50 years.

She was a member of the Angelus and Grinnell Alter Society.

Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Harry C. and Vivian Sowers; husband, Donald Fred Ostmeyer; her siblings, Juanita Beckman, Harry Dean Sowers, LoRee Jolly, Virleen Dickman and Jay Sowers and sister-in-law Lucine (Bart) Hegarty.

She is survived by her children, Grant (Maureen) Ostmeyer, Stacy (Greg) Tholen, Toni (Randall) Hubert, and Jill (Jim) Alexander; her grandchildren, Chris (Lesley Schmidt) Ostmeyer, Chase (Faren) Ostmeyer, Jay (Katie) Ostmeyer, Tyler Tholen, Tanner (Leslie) Tholen, Trisha (Tracy) Hageman, Tenille (Tuker) Gillespie, Austin (Nicole) Hubert, Camille Hubert, Blake (Becca Svoboda) Hubert, Josh (Jessica) Alexander and Jonathan Alexander; her great grandchildren, Kayden Ostmeyer, Baily Ostmeyer, Kanon Hageman, Knox Hageman, Madix Hageman, Hutten Gillespie, Andie Hubert, and Easton Hubert; and a brother, Dennis Sowers.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2022, from 5-7:00 p.m., followed by the Vigil at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, in Grinnell, Kansas. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grinnell, with burial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Logan County Hospital Independent Living Apartments or the Immaculate Conception Church and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit