Patricia Ruth Falkenrath


    Patricia Ruth (nee Burdick) Falkenrath was born on October 15, 1939 in St Louis, Missouri to Frances Anthony “Frank” and Helen (Hamilton) Burdick and passed away on June 6, 2020 at the age of 80 years.


    She grew up near Cuba, Missouri.
    Patricia attended college at both the University of Missouri-Columbia and Central (Methodist) College in Fayette where she studied both art and music (clarinet), two of her passions. She was a member of Zeta Psi Lambda Sorority.
    Patricia married Richard Harry Falkenrath in 1964 in Wichita, Kansas.
    Patricia and Richard enjoyed each others company, shared a deep love and respect for one another and could always be found laughing and talking. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in December of 2015.
    Patricia worked in the home and in later years began a career in medical transcription. She enjoyed reading, gardening and the occasional political debate.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Anthony Burdick and Helen Burdick; and husband, Richard Harry Falkenrath.
    She is survived by her sons, John (Carrie) Falkenrath of St. Louis, Missouri and Tom Falkenrath of Rolla, Missouri; daughters, Anne (Scott) McClay of Rolla, Missouri and Elizabeth Falkenrath of St. Louis, Missouri; brothers, Tom (Sharron) Burdick and Rick Burdick of Cuba, Missouri; sister, Carol (Dale) Klohr of Freeburg, Illinois; grandchildren, Ava and Nolon Falkenrath of St. Louis, Missouri, Alexandria Falkenrath of Rolla, Missouri and Seth Falkenrath of Boss, Misosuri; other relatives and friends.
    Private graveside service were conducted for family members at the Falkenrath Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla, Missouri.

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