For the first half of her life, a softball field, a basketball or tennis court,…
Patty Jo Shorb (CC’76), 66, passed away at her home in Wichita on Friday, September 9, 2022.
Patty attended Central College, graduating in 1976. Later on she came back to work at the College as a Resident Director impacting hundreds of students and staff with her love for people and love for the Lord. Below are a couple of the tributes that were submitted in her honor from people she impacted while at Central:
Patty and I were roommates at Central College. What a grand time we had! We sang together and laughed together for two wonderful years! You will be missed Patty! What a marvelous time we will have together in heaven! – Carrie Raddatz Matthews
“Patty and I were roommates my freshman year at Central. What a beautiful soul she was and brought so much happiness to so many people. Rest peacefully Patty ❤️” -Kim Johnson
Thinking about Patty brings back so many wonderful memories of our times at the McPherson Free Methodist Church and serving at Central Christian College. Such a wonderful grounded person who loved people and God. She made wonderful music with her sister Rhonda and husband Hubie with her mom at the keyboard. I will treasure the time I got to sing a duet with her once. I am probably the only person that even remembers that time. It was very special for me. She wasn’t just a great musician. She had lots of talents. But she also was very bright, smart and very discerning. She made a great RD and leader at Central. I know she battled a long time against this cancer, but she as fought the good fight, ran the race and now is in her heavenly glory in the arms of Jesus. So many will miss her dearly.- David Ferrell
Patty was my RD / second Mom my Freshman year she cared as much for us as any of her three children. Patty had a wonderful spirit and voice she glorified God with. Patty was my wife’s RD our Sophomore year she touched our lives in many ways showing us what a Good Christian Marriage was supposed to be. Following our Marriage she provided insight for both of us as we traveled our pathway as newlyweds and soon to be parents. She fought long and hard the past years, the greatest words were spoken I am assured of this. – Wayne Van Der Veer
Patty’s kindness and gentleness were very important to me as a college student and young adult. I am truly thankful for her influence. My sincere sympathy goes out to her family ❤ Jill Reimer
I have many fond memories of Patty and Hubie from Central college and McPherson Free Methodist Church. Her beautiful voice and what a sweet person she was! Her sojourn here has ended but now she is present with her Savior!
– Angie and Tim Lancaster
To read more of the beautiful tributes go to www.cozine.com/obituaries/patty-shorb.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at 10:00 am, Friday, October 7, 2022 in the chapel at Central Christian Church. Patty was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Hadduck and her sister, Rhonda Trotter. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Hubie Shorb, her mother, Carol Ruth Hadduck, her son, Ky and wife Kristin Shorb, their children, Ethan and Wyatt Shorb, daughter, Kelly and husband Jamie Brown, their children Avi and Harper Brown and daughter, Kari Shorb. Patty is also survived by her brother, Kevin Hadduck and her sisters, Barbara Bland and Carolyn Holmes.
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