WICHITA— Patt was born on November 26, 1933 to her parents Otillia “Tillie” and Alvin Deen in Hays, Kansas. She grew up surrounded by many aunts and uncles and was proud to call Hays her hometown.
Patt passed from this life on September 30, 2018, at the age of 84 in Wichita, KS. Patt is survived by her children, Brent (Jennifer) Coulter, Bryan (Jodi) Coulter, and Connie (Patrick) Erbert. Patt was so proud of her grandchildren: Jeremy Coulter, Josh and Rosemary Coulter, Aubrey Coulter, Fr. Isaac Coulter, Erin and Scott Cooper, Eli Coulter, Emma Coulter, and Alaina Coulter; great-grandchildren, Sophia Mickelson-Coulter, Riley Coulter, and Gianna Cooper. Patt was the oldest child in her family. She leaves behind her siblings, Rich (Bernice) Deen, Eileen Maxwell, and Anita Deen.
She was also graced with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Patt is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved first born, Cindy; husband, Milburn Coulter; brother-in-law, Bob Maxwell; niece, Karen Deen; and numerous aunts and uncles. She was the heart of a very large and loving family who will miss her dearly. Patt and her family request that individuals honor her memory by considering adoption! Please, adopt an elderly person who is a shut-in or lives in a nursing or care facility.
There are so many lovely people spending their final days waiting for time to pass and longing for meaningful human contact.
A hand to hold. Far too many of our elders rarely have visitors. Mom was so fortunate to have family and friends love her daily. She enjoyed wonderful neighbors who became family to all of us. Consider a weekly gift of time at your local nursing home. It will change their lives AND yours. Catholic education was also close to Patt’s heart. Memorials to: Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, 1701 Hall St., Hays, Kansas 67601; Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa c/o Diocese of Wichita, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. Rosary 6 pm, Wednesday, October 3, St. Elizabeth Chapel at Catholic Care Center. Funeral Mass 11 am, Thursday, October 4, at Church of the Resurrection. Memorial Mass 11 am, Friday, October 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, KS. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, KS. Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. www.dlwichita.com