Patsy M. Petzold, 37, passed Thurs., March 17, 2016.
Patsy was born Nov. 15, 1978 in St. Joseph, MO to Edwin and Sandra Huggins. She grew up in Olathe, KS and graduated from Blue Valley High School in 1997. She attended Kansas State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned a master’s degree in special education from Pitt State University. She taught second and third grade at Lakewood Elementary and the FOCUS classes at Blue Valley North. In the classroom, she touched countless lives through her teaching, and she loved teaching almost as much as she loved being a wife and a mother.
Patsy approached life with a love that should be a model for all of us. She loved teaching, she loved writing, she loved laughing and singing and dancing in the kitchen. She was so thankful for the network of friends and love that surrounded her.
It was a cold February day three years ago when we learned that Patsy had colon cancer. This would be the cause that she would champion for the rest of her life because she did not want anyone else to go through what she was going through. She was also adamant about us not dwelling on the negative. She never wanted any pity, and she helped us realize that if she could be that strong, we better be that strong for her.
She was preceded in death by grandpas Harold Moore and Roy Huggins.
She is survived by her husband Ryan A. Petzold and their children, Will, Samantha and Olivia, parents Ed and Sandy Huggins, sister Stacy (Geoff), brother Eddie (Staci), grandmas Ida Moore and her namesake, Patsy Huggins, nephews Jack Scott and Wyatt Petzold, nieces Vivian Carey and Abby Petzold, a loving group of aunts, uncles cousins and countless friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to KC Hospice House 12000 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO 64145 and/or FightCRC.org.
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