first_imgPatricia Ann Whited, 74, died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at her home in Wellington.Private Memorial Services were held at the Shelley Family Funeral Home.Patricia Ann Whited was born on November 22, 1939, the daughter of Fred and Ruby Fern (Hale) Strait Riker in Columbus, Kansas. She was a 1957 graduate of Wellington, High School. Patricia was united in marriage with Leon Whited on Nov. 21, 1958 in Wellington.Together they owned and operated the Country Acres Café for many years in Wellington. Patricia later worked for Futures Unlimited for 10 years before her retirement. She loved paintings and artwork. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, but most of all she loved her children and grandchildren. Family was very important to her.She is survived by her two sons; Michael Whited and wife Stephanie and Douglas Whited, daughter Lana Ferguson and husband David all of Wellington, Kansas, sister Shelba Dugan of Miami, Oklahoma, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Leon in 1996 and a sister Wilma Mandeville.last_img