Patricia Ann “Patty” Karst, 59, Great Bend, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Russell County.

She was born May 21, 1959, in Plainville to Albert E. and Doris A. (Ochs) Karst. She was a 1977 graduate of Hays High School.

She was a vision tech at the Walmart Vision Center in Great Bend.

She was a former member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Hays.

She liked to play games, tell stories and jokes, crochet and sew, often sewing clothes for her niece. She loved Christian music and was the perfect aunt, always providing games and entertainment for her nieces and nephews.

Survivors include three brothers, Tom Karst and wife, Mary, Hays, Doug Karst, Russell, and Mark Karst and wife, Shannon, Victoria; two sisters, Dianne Schmidt and husband, Gene, Great Bend, and Maryln Schumacher and husband, Larry, Lyons; two brothers-in-law, Pat Herrman, Sturgis, S.D., and Lance Smith, Hays; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Steven Karst; two sisters, Lois Herrman and Lanita Smith; and a nephew, Dustin Karst.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Hays; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Patty Karst Memorial to be used for family wishes in care of the funeral home.

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