Patricia Ann Hartley left us peacefully on July 4, 2022, at age 96, surrounded by loving family. Born on February 1, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the proud daughter of Dr. Eugene H. and Elizabeth Brunig Ferguson. Happy childhood memories were marked by a busy family life with an obstetrician father and parents who encouraged education and opportunity.
After graduating from Southwest High School, Patricia attended Connecticut College before completing her education at the University of Kansas in 1948 with a degree in History. She pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma at KU, and forged cherished, lifelong friendships and future involvement with the Omega Chapter House Board, Alumnae Association and Holiday House Tour.
WWII greatly impacted her generation and ultimately led to meeting W.C. Hartley at KU, following his military service and return to college. They married October 2, 1948, and eventually moved to Kansas City where they raised three daughters and one son.
Patricia served her Kansas City community, with involvement as Board member of the Junior League of KCMO, Children’s Relief Association (Children’s Mercy Hospital auxiliary), UMKC Women’s Council and Normandie Court Residents Association. She was a proud member of the Second Presbyterian Church Library Guild, Westport Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Village Presbyterian Church and Mission Hills Country Club.
She enjoyed her years as a docent at the Nelson/Atkins Museum of Art and support of Hartley Family Hearing Center at KU Medical Center, John Wornall House Museum and University of Kansas Chancellor’s Club.
Among favorite memories were international travels and precious family time at homes in Grand Lake, Oklahoma and Tucson, Arizona. Patricia enjoyed years of playing at numerous bridge tables, with good conversation, humor and even a little competition.
She was predeceased by her husband, W.C. (Dub) Hartley in 2008, son, Thomas C. Hartley in 1981 and her parents. Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Winetroub, Laura Lintecum (Dr. Fred), Ann Foster (Kirby) and seven grandchildren: Sarah Lintecum Struby (Adam), Chris Lintecum (Doni), Betsy Lindsey (Seth), Andrew Winetroub (Meghan), Tom Bush (Caroline), Meredith Bush and Jack Bush, along with great granddaughters, Norah and Lydia Winetroub, Nell Lindsey and great grandson, Colin Bush. Also surviving are her sister, Eugenia King, and niece, Karen Rice.
Private memorial services are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the “Hartley Family Center for Childhood Hearing Fund” at KU Endowment, PO Box 928, Lawrence KS 66044 or through and Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village KS 66208.

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