Patricia “Pat” (Dooley) Misel, 78, of Cowgill, MO, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 6, 2020, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, MO. Pat was born on December 2, 1942 the daughter of L.E. “Buck” and Vera Mae (Carter) Dooley in Richmond, MO. Pat accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age and was baptized. She grew up in Richmond and was a 1960 graduate of Richmond High School. On June 30, 1962, she was united in marriage to Billy G. Misel at the Millville Methodist Church. In 1967, they made their home in Cowgill, MO. Pat was the bookkeeper for the city of Cowgill, the Cowgill Fire Department, the Cowgill Water Department and the People Who Care Organization. She also worked at Jackson’s Hardware and Whittaker Cable before working for the NAPA Auto Parts Store and Kenny’s MFA Oil in Polo. Pat also served as an election clerk for Caldwell County. She was a 4-H leader and one of the initial first responders to serve the Cowgill Fire Department. She loved her kids, grandkids, honorary kids and honorary grandkids. Pat was a 34-year breast cancer survivor and after her experience, she helped countless women facing the disease through her faith and advice. She was an encourager and supporter. Pat never had a bad word to say about anyone and she made a huge impact on numerous lives. She loved to sew, travel and cook and she was a great cook. Pat will be dearly missed by her family, many friends and community.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; son, Greg Misel; sister, Marjorie (Buddy) Howerton; sister, Lois (Ed) Swafford; father-in-law, W.L. “Bill” Misel; brother-in-law, Dan Misel. Survivors include: her husband Billy G. Misel of the home; son, Jeff (Emily) Misel of Cowgill; son, Brian (Cheryl) Misel of Excelsior Springs, MO; daughter-in-law, Debby Misel of Polo; grandchildren, Madison, Dylan, Mason, Trevor, Jade, Josie and Lillie; mother-in-law, Helen Marie Misel of Bonner Springs, KS; sister-in-law, Berniece Misel of Cowgill, MO; brother-in-law, David (Ariel) Misel of Polo; and sister-in-law, DiAnne (Patrick) Berning of Bonner Springs, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cowgill Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Graveside celebration of life was at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020, Cowgill Cemetery, southeast of Cowgill, MO. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.