Patricia Ann “Pat” Schlyer
Patricia Ann “Pat” Schlyer, 62, Hays, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at HaysMed.
She was born February 21, 1957 in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas J. “Tom” and Maxine (Horn) Ziegler. In 1975 she graduated from Hays High School. She earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and Mathematics from Fort Hays State University. On June 22, 1979 she was united in marriage to Daniel Joseph “Danny” Schlyer in Hays, and they celebrated over 27 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on February 18, 2007. She was a mathematics teacher at Rexford High School and part-time at Victoria High School, owner and operator of Club Three, and the office manager at Hays Chevrolet. Pat managed the concession stand at the softball park in Hays and organized the Hays Dart League and Fantasy Football League. She enjoyed going to the Breeder’s Cup, playing in Texas Hold “em tournaments, watching all sports, and was a Denver Broncos and Detroit Tigers fan. She was a member of the Hays Symphony Orchestra, enjoyed quilting, tutoring students, contributing to Learning Quest for her nieces, nephews, and friends, and loved her family.
Survivors include her mother; Maxine Ziegler of Hays, a brother; David Ziegler and wife Beth of Hays, two sisters; Diana Peters and husband Dennis of Topeka and Karen Gannon and husband Chuck of Omaha, NE, two brothers-in-law; Brad Schlyer and Benjy Schlyer, both of Topeka, a sister-in-law; Amy Schlyer of Topeka, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father; Tom and her husband; Danny.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, February 24, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Lager officiating. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Sunday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and from 9:00 am until 10:00 on Monday at the church. A vigil service will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County or to TARC Inc. Condolences and memories of Pat may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com
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