Patricia Ann “Pat” (Rogers) Stansberry, 75, of Liberty, died peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Lee’s Summit Pointe Nursing Home, Lee’s Summit.
Pat was born on Dec. 3, 1944, in Dyess, Arkansas, the daughter of George Anderson and Inola Grace (Garrett) Rogers. Pat was the only girl in the family and was called “sister” by her brothers and cousins. After being set up on a blind date at a drive-in theater with a boy from Lepanto with her friends, Pat fell in love with Charles Dale Stansberry and married him Nov. 4, 1960, at her parent’s home in Dyess. Pat did not graduate from Dyess High School but loved returning for school reunions.
Pat and Dale spent the first years of their marriage in Dyess, where they had three children: Jimmy, Ann and Paula. Pat worked at Bobbie Brooks in Lepanto, as a sleeve setter. She attended Lepanto Episcopal Church. Pat’s brother and uncle both found work in the Kansas City area and in 1970 Dale moved his family to Richmond, Missouri, to find work. They first resided at Hardwick’s Trailer Court, before permanently moving to a farm one mile north of Richmond. Pat helped her husband run Stansberry Farm and Auto Repair, as well as working at Ben Franklin’s in Richmond. They attended Hickory Grove Baptist Church, north of Richmond. After a swimming accident in 1984, Dale became par
After a swimming accident in 1984, Dale became paralyzed from the chest down. Pat then focused her life on taking care of her husband. Her great care helped Dale live long past what most doctors expected. He passed away on Dec. 23, 2004. After the love of her life was gone, Pat traveled more, visiting relatives throughout the country. She had a great interest in family genealogy and kept countless records of her family history, as well as acquiring information through writing distant cousins for information on their families. She also focused on her work with the church, joining the God Squad with the Richmond Christian Union Church, with whom she would sing and play guitar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Inola Rogers; her stepmother, Edith (May) Rogers; her husband, Dale Stansberry; her grandson, Eric Menaugh; and six brothers, Jimmie, Melton, Alfred, Ray, Don and Sonny “Honey” Rogers.
She is survived by a son, Jim Stansberry of Richmond; two daughters, Ann (Roger) Hagen of Liberty and Paula (Raymond) Menaugh of Harrisonville; seven grandchildren, Mandy (Robert) Baldwin of Lawrence, Kansas, Andrea Hanenkratt of Lathrop, Jarodd Stansberry of Independence, Tara Stansberry of Springfield, Ali (Marc) Ohlhausen of Cleveland, Ohio, Bradley Hagen of Westminster, Colorado, and Cailey Hagen of Los Angeles, California; 10 great-grandchildren, Maura Bell, Joseph, Jayden, Jasper and Jordan Hibler, Jaxton Hinkle, T.J. Stansberry, Henry Ohlhausen, and Addison and Jaxson Menaugh; brother-in-law, Danny Farmer of Gulf Shores, Alabama; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Bob) Dehn of Richmond, Lynda (Ben) Talley of Jacksonville, Texas, and Shirley Rogers of Memphis, Tennessee; and many nieces, nephews and cousins throughout the country that will miss her.
Honorary pallbearers are her nephews: Mike, Rick, Randy, Edward, Donny and Gary Rogers, and Doug Walkenhorst.
Pat suffered from dementia for 11 years, then contracted COVID-19 in June 2020 and could not recover from it.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to donor’s choice. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.
Visitation with funeral services occurred Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 1p.m. with services following at 2 p.m. Burial occurred in Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond. Please remember to share your memories of Pat with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.