Patricia Marie (Koehler) McFarland, 65, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center, after a brief illness. Ms. McFarland was born Sept. 11, 1946, in Nevada, Mo.
She retired from the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute in 2008, where she had served as a clinical research accountant. Previously, she owned and operated a credit bureau in Nevada for several years. She was a prolific, talented writer and a published author.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Dorothy Koehler; and one sister, Phyllis K. Davis. Survivors include her sister, Martha Compton and husband, Larry, of Milo, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Patricia's memory may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are made by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64063, (816) 524-3700.