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Patty Doreen Brubaker


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Patty Doreen Brubaker Obituary
Patty Doreen Brubaker Patty Doreen Brubaker, 94 passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 5, 2019 at her home in Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born April 5, 1924 in Carbondale, Kansas, daughter of William and Wilda Cain Waetzig. She grew up in the Carbondale community with six siblings; George Waetzig, Scott Waetzig, Delores Smith, Billee Waetzig, and Phillip Waetzig, whom all have deceased. Patty graduated from Carbondale High School in 1942.

During World War II, she attended a school for welding in Wichita, KS and then welded planes for Cessna Aircraft Company. She married Jack Brubaker in 1946, and tagged along with him to Manhattan, KS, where she 'coached him', as he attended Kansas State University. There she became the biggest, unwavering Wildcats Fan. They moved to Topeka, KS, where she taught children to bowl at Southwest Bowl, and was employed by J.C. Penney. She eventually went to work as a Secretary for Security Benefit Life, and worked there several years until her retirement.

Patty was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Topeka Business Women. She was grateful to share her life with her immediate family, cousins, and many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Jack and watching football. She was a voracious reader, had an incredible talent for sewing, and gifted many of her projects. Patty moved from Topeka to Osage Beach, Missouri to be closer to her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Brubaker, who died September 27, 1999. Her survivors include her son, Joel Brubaker, DVM, MS of Penrose, CO; daughter Jill Finden and her husband Craig of Camdenton, MO; sister, Marjean Parker and her husband Robert, Carbondale, KS; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Parsons of Topeka, KS; two granddaughters, and one great granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Girl Scout Troop #71478 at 17 Abby Road, Lake Ozark, MO 65049 or ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) by phone at (800)628-0028, online at www.aspca.org/ways-to-give, or by mail at ASPCA, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC, 20090-6929.

A family visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, Kansas. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2019
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