Patricia Ann Hamel, 85, of Topeka, KS died April 17, 2018 at her home.
She was born August 31, 1932 in Concordia, KS the daughter of William and Lillie (Beauregard) Bessette.
Patricia graduated from the Marymount College School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse working at St. Joseph Hospital in Concordia, Stormont-Vail and St. Francis Hospitals and retired from the Menninger Foundation in 1999.
Patricia was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she was an active volunteer, and also a member of the Daughters of Isabella Little Flower Circle #503. She enjoyed cross stitch, BINGO, playing cards, crocheting, working crosswords, watching golf and KU basketball.
Patricia married Harold Dean Hamel in Concordia on May 11, 1953. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1984. She is survived by a son, Stephen Hamel, two daughters, Karen (Mark) Soltis and Debbie Campbell all of Topeka, a sister, Anita Budreau of Clay Center and a brother Jerry (Elizabeth) Bessette of Topeka. Six grandchildren, Justin Campbell, Joshua Campbell, JoAnna Vance, Robin Lawton, Matthew Hamel, Abigail Hamel and eight great-grandchildren also survive. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Hamel.
She will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Friday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where her family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603.
Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.