Francis Modine Patterson, 94, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Medicalodge of Leavenworth, Kan. She was born Jan 25, 1918, in Soldier Kan., the daughter of Cornelius Patrick and Adeline Mae (Beartsch) Murray.
Modine graduated from Soldier High School in 1937. After graduation, she worked as a dental assistant in Topeka. Modine married Fred Pinkley but was later divorced. On May 31, 1952, she married to John R. Patterson in Topeka. He died on March 6, 1974. She owned and operated the M & P Package store on North Topeka Avenue from 1958 until her retirement 1979.
She is survived by a nephew, Darrel Lee Murray of La Grange, Ill.
Modine was buried next to her husband, “Pat” (John) at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to Phillip Billard Post Number 1650 of VFW 3110 SW Huntoon, Topeka KS 66604 or the Alzheimer’s Association. Services provided by R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.