Patricia “Patsy” Lee Remington
Patricia “Patsy” Lee Remington, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.
She was born on August 19, 1932, to Charles O.A. and Marian Irene (Jones) Smith in Mound City, Missouri.
Mrs. Remington was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1950, where she was the Football Queen and head cheerleader. She then attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Social Sorority. Patsy graduated from Missouri Western State College in 1979, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She also received an honorary Doctorate degree from Missouri Western State University, where Remington Hall and Remington Drive were named in their honor.
Patsy married Charles Wesley “Wes” Remington on February 28, 1953.
She and her husband were instrumental in developing the Remington Nature Center, a learning and conference center on the Missouri River in St. Joseph. Additionally, with Patsy and Wes’s leadership, Heartland Health partnered with the Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale, Arizona to establish the Tele Stroke Network in June 2011.
Mrs. Remington was also a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church, Pan-Hellenic Council and a Sustaining member of the St. Joseph Junior League. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jolene Browne; and nephew, Jeff Browne.
Survivors: her husband, Wes; four children, Stephanie Remington, Scottsdale, Arizona, Lee Ann Swartz, Savannah, Missouri, C. Scott Remington, Omaha, Nebraska and Gay Lyn Barwald, Mesa, Arizona; and six grandchildren, Lindsey Freudenberg, Justin Remington, Christopher Remington, Chelsea Barwald, Tristan Swartz and Oliver Barwald; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Miles Fruedenberg; and nephew, Steve Browne.
Private Farewell Services under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Public Celebration of Life at a later date. Flowers are appreciated, and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to The Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org) or a charity of the donor’s choice. A register book is available at the funeral home. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.