Patricia “Pat” L. (Seibert) Wood, 63, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her home in Belpre, Kan. She was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Stafford, Kan., to Harry L. and Betty J. (Debusk) Seibert.
After graduating from Macksville High School, she attended Sidney’s Hairdressing College. She then received an Associate of Arts degree at Hutch-inson Community Junior College and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in education from Fort Hays State University. She was a teacher in Syracuse for a short time before becoming a homemaker and a cornerstone of her children's activities. She was involved with both Macksville Christian Church and Syracuse Presbyterian Church. Pat was active in Daughters of the American Revolution, the P.E.O. Sisterhood and the Musical Hands piano group. Later in life she was employed at Trinidad First National Bank and Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas. She also earned her certified nursing assistant certificate from Dodge City Community College.
Survivors include her mother, Betty, of Pratt, Kan.; her son, Timber Wood and wife Jerrilynn, of Kismet, Kan.; her daughter, Drift Kearns and husband Colin, of Colorado Springs; her sister, Connie Grizzell and husband Rodger, of Pratt; her sister, Pam Ruane and husband Tom, of Overland Park, Kan.; and her sister, Cindy Keenan and husband Mark, of Longwood, Fla.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brendan Smith, Jentre Smith, Kiera Kearns and Keely Kearns; and an aunt, Donna Suiter, of Hutchinson, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Seibert; her Aunt Monica Preston and her Uncle Verne Seibert.
Visitation was from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Minnis Chapel in Macksville, Kan.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Macksville Christian Church with Pastor Derek Brown presiding, followed by burial in Farmington Cemetery, Macksville. Those who wish may donate in Pat’s memory to South Wind Hospice or the Macksville Christian Church music department in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.