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Pat Hanzlick

d. March 23, 2012

Patricia Carolyn (Larson) Hanzlick, 74, passed from this life to the next on Friday, March 23, 2012. Patricia was born on February 24, 1938, to Carl and Frances (Pitts) Larson in Belleville.  She attended Belleville Public Schools, graduating in the Class of 1956.  On January 6, 1957, she was united in marriage to Charles B. Hanzlick of Belleville.   To this union was born four children, Carla, David, Charlene, and Matthew (born at rest).  Patricia spent many years working with the elderly in the community in a variety of capacities, including care giving and working in activities.  She continued to work with the elderly as a volunteer and helped several people remain in their homes.  She volunteered with the school lunch program, served as a reading buddy and served on the Board of the Belleville Public Library.  In earlier years she was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader. Pat worked with her husband Bud on their Bekan Rustic Furniture business, which provided them with the opportunity to travel widely and meet many new friends. Pat is survived by her husband Bud of the home, daughters Carla Roeder of Holdrege, NE, and Charlene (Mike) Smith of Danville, and son, David (Janee') of Overland Park, five grandchildren (Nathan, Jacob, and Bethany Knipp and Margaret and Amelia Hanzlick), two step grandchildren (Bryce and Kathryn Smith), nephew Bob (Deanna) Hanzlick of Colby, KS, and niece, Bonnie (John) Duma of Lenexa, KS.  Pat remained lifelong friends with her classmates, maintaining contact through time and distance. She leaves behind a community full of people whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Matthew, son-in-law, Tim Roeder, and parents-in-law Charles and Odessa Hanzlick, and brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Kathy Hanzlick. A private family service will be held.  Friends and family are invited to greet the family at a celebration of life reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at the Central Christian Church in Belleville.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Belleville Public Library. More information www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com . Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas.

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