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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Obituary - Patricia (Pat) Ann Hord

Patricia (Pat) Ann Hord, age 87, of Clinton, passed away Monday, April 19th, 2021 at Brookdale of Overland Park, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton, MO. 


Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 AM at the church, followed immediately by praying of the rosary and the funeral mass. Interment in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be left in the care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton.

Pat was born in Needles, California on June 16, 1933, the daughter of Fredrick Russell and Dora (Bent) Russell. Pat moved to Kansas City, MO with her family in 1941. She graduated with the class of 1951 from Lillis High School in Kansas City. After graduation from school she worked for a time at Commerce Bank in Kansas City. Pat met the love of her life, Bruce, on a blind date in 1955 and the two were married in 1956.

From a young age, Pat dreamt of having five children and supporting her large family as a stay at home mom. Her dreams were fulfilled, and the couple was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters. Pat was a devoted mother, and involved herself in the myriad activities of her children. Her support was unwavering, and Pat was always willing to devote her time and energy toward the interests and hobbies of her loved ones. 

Whether by herding five children on a hot summer’s day during an arrowhead hunting outing or rising early to fry chicken before a trip to the state fair, she never failed to give of herself and her own time in the interest of others. Her family was the center of her life, and she considered numerous people in the Clinton community her adopted children and grandchildren. Pat also played an active role in numerous church and school functions, as well as her children’s organizations such as Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls.

Pat was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and her life was deeply enriched by her faith and her community. Actively involved in the planning and organization of Church events, members of the community knew that a call from Pat was a call to service.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bruce Hord; her parents; her brother Fred Russell, Jr.; her sister Rose (Russell) Longiaru; and her son-in-law Joe Jarsulic.

She is survived by three sons, Chris (Dawn) Hord of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Jim (Joy) Hord of Olathe, Kansas, and Lawrence (Christine) Hord, of Lynn, Missouri; two daughters, Becky Jarsulic of Lenexa, Kansas, and Julie (Vince) McDonough of Fenton, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Christy Steele, Adam White, Mallory Hord, Laura (Keith) Cameron, Tricia McDonough, Katie McDonough, Brayden Hord, Preston Hord, Sierra Hord, and Olivia Hord; four great-grandchildren, Devin Forsee, Blake Gregory, Haven Schouten, and Fiona Cameron; and four great-great-grandchildren, Addie Zarhouni, Kai Forsee, Trey Gregory, and Gracelynn Gregory; as well as many relatives and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.