Patricia G. Bircher, 87, passed away peacefully at home on October 11, 2022. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on April 11,1935, the daughter of Bessie Sutton. Pat married Robert Gentle at a young age and had three daughters. She raised her daughters on her own while running an in-home daycare center with her mom, Bessie Mooney. Pat was ahead of her time, independent, strong and a survivor, always working hard and putting her family before herself. Pat loved children and they adored her.
Pat met the love of her life, Byron Bircher in 1974 and married him in 1977. Pat and Byron made a wonderful life together and loved road trips. They would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary this December. Pat also loved to play golf, play bridge, bowling, watching KC sports, and going to the casino. She was a fabulous baker! Pat was loved so much by her family and so many friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Bessie Mooney and her daughter, Robin Schantz.
She is survived by her husband, Byron Bircher, her daughters, Debbie (Dave) McEndarffer, and Vickie (Bruno) Harper. Grandchildren, Kimberly Maxon, Piper (Ciaran) Parsley, Tiffany (Derek) Gale, Wendy (Kevin) Baird, Nikki (Amie) Schantz, and Megan Schantz. Great-Grandchildren, Logan Parsley, Luke Parsley, Dylan Gale, Jaxson Gale, Henry Maxon, Charlie Maxon, Greta Maxon, Carter Baird, Calista Baird, and Hugh Hankel.
Visitation will be 9-10 am Saturday, October 15th at Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66210. A funeral service will follow at 10 am. Burial immediately following service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Gift of Life, 6405 Metcalf Ave., Suite 109, Overland Park, KS 66202 or online donations can be made at giftdonor.org.