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Patricia L. "Pat" Frey

Patricia L. Patricia L. “Pat” Frey, age 84, a longtime Manhattan resident, died July 20, 2017, at Prairie Elder Homes in Overland Park, Kansas.

She was born September 23, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret (Watkins) Harbes.

Pat attended Kansas State University and was a member of Tri Delta sorority.

On November 18, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was married to Russell A. “Russ” Frey.

She was a homemaker and had worked as a receptionist for Dr. Dlabel and Dr. Fishburn.

Pat was a parishioner of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, serving as greeter and attending bible study. Pat participated in World Friendship at Kansas State University, served as a board member on the North Central-Flint Hills Area on Aging, Inc., and was a long time member of PEO Chapter BD. Pat enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and socializing with friends. Over the years she graciously opened her home to students, friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband on September 17, 2003, and by her parents.

Survivors include her five children: Russ Frey, II and his wife Lisa of Garden City, KS, Mike Frey and his wife Donice of Wamego, KS, Ruth Hilts and her husband Rich of Brownsburg, IN, Sarah Frey of Overland Park, KS, and Stephanie Missey and her husband Sean of Overland Park, KS; one sister, Linda Harbes of Wamego, KS; and 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cremation is planned with private family graveside services at Sunset Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or Prairie Elder Homes, LLC. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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