Patricia Marie Hartman, known affectionately as Pat, passed away on October 29, 2023, in Blue Springs, Missouri. Born on September 22, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, Pat was the daughter of George David Sayers and Betty Jane (Charlton) Sayers. She was a remarkable woman who made a lasting impact on those around her. In her early years, Pat's thirst for knowledge was evident as she excelled in her studies. She graduated from Van Horn High School in the class of 1967 and went on to obtain a certificate in banking. Her passion for learning continued throughout her life, and she eagerly embraced new opportunities to expand her horizons.
Pat married her high school sweetheart, Jim, on April Fools Day in 1967. In their 56 years of marriage, they raised two kids, attended St. Mary’s catholic church, enjoyed many family vacations and spent much of their time with family. They took care of each other and became inseparable through the years.
Pat worked as a banker before taking on the role of credit manager. Her dedication and expertise earned her the admiration and respect of her colleagues. Unfortunately, she had to retire prematurely due to battling health issues. Despite this setback, Pat maintained an indomitable spirit and faced life's challenges with courage and grace. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Pat had a variety of interests and hobbies that brought joy to her life. She was an artist, painting with oil paints and watercolors. Pat and Jim owned a Gem and Mineral business for years and belonged to the Independence Gem and Mineral Society. She found solace and fulfillment in crafting her own jewelry pieces, each one a testament to her creativity. Additionally, Pat was an avid writer and valued member of the Kansas City Writer's Group. A lifelong seeker of knowledge, Pat frequently enrolled in courses to further expand her horizons. Her insatiable curiosity served as an inspiration to all who knew her.
One of Pat’s most valued roles in life was being a Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchild. She cherished each child for their unique qualities and was so proud of them all.
Pat leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and resilience. She is survived by her devoted husband, Jimmy "Jim" Dean Hartman. Together, they built a life filled with countless cherished memories. Pat was also a loving mother to her son, Ed (Theresa Carlson) Hartman, and daughter, Mary (Scott) Damewood. Her grandchildren Kalib (Becca) Drake, Zachary Hartman, Claire Damewood, Jacob Hartman, Noah Damewood, and great-grandson Declan Drake brought immense joy into her life. In addition to her immediate family, Pat is mourned by her sisters, Lyn White and Diane Zimmerman and their families. The three sisters shared an unbreakable bond of sisterhood that provided constant support throughout their lives. Also survived by her two nephews, on Jim’s side of the family, and their families.
Pat's viewing will be held at Carson-Speaks Chapel located at 1501 W Lexington Ave in Independence, Missouri on November 2, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, giving friends and loved ones an opportunity to pay their respects. On November 3, 2023, a Mass will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church at 3736 S Lee's Summit Rd in Independence at 10:00 AM, followed by her interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery on 614 S Brookside Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to St. Jude's in her memory (https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=8218253&fr_id=154020&pg=personal
As we bid farewell to Pat, let us remember her as a woman whose love for learning knew no bounds and whose creativity, charitable nature and friendship touched the hearts of many. She will forever be remembered for her resilient spirit and unwavering determination in the face of adversity. In honor of Pat's vibrant life, may we all embrace our curiosity and find inspiration in the pursuit of knowledge as she did. May her memory live on through the stories we share and the love we continue to give one another.