A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for 64-year old Patricia K. Ratigan of Harlan on Saturday, November 30, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s of Assumption in Panama. The family will greet friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Panama. The Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangements.
Patricia Kay (Patty) Ratigan passed away peacefully on November 28, 2019, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Patty is survived by her sister, Janet Block of Bellevue, NE, brothers Jim (Joyce) Omaha, NE, Gary (Marcy) Ankeny, IA, Denny Yutan, NE, and Tom (Lori) Omaha, NE. along with her nieces and nephews and their families. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Adeline Ratigan, and an infant brother.
Patty lived with her parents in Panama for her first fifty years. Upon the death of her mother in 2004, she moved into a Concerned Inc. group home in Harlan where she resided until her passing. Patty was a client at Concerned Inc. for nearly 45 years. She took great pride in her work and the friends and staff she met there.
Throughout her life, Patty was highly received and accepted by the good people of Panama and the workers and clients at Concerned Inc. Patty’s outgoing personality and always friendly smile brought joy to those she encountered. She considered everyone she knew to be a friend and, of those, a select few were elevated to a “buddy pal” status.