Patsy Ruth Perkins

May 2, 1945–May 17, 2018

Patsy Ruth Perkins, age 73, Joplin, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her residence after an illness.

Patsy was born May 2, 1945 in Florence, Arizona, daughter of Carl C. Gimlen of Sacramento, California, and the late Ruth E. Wright Gimlen. Patsy has lived in Joplin most of her life.

Patsy worked in the healthcare industry as a C.N.A. at National Healthcare Center for twenty years. She was a Christian, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her father, Patsy is survived by her children, Ricky Perkins of Joplin, Sharry Lukasik of Independence, Missouri, Susan Whitson of Joplin, David Perkins and his wife, Trina also of Joplin; three sisters, Tina Kearns, Doris Gray and husband Rick, and Brenda Mathison and husband Robert all of California; ten grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Services are planned for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Jeff Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with Brian Malone, Jake Perkins, Aaron Perkins, David Perkins, Johnny Swanner, and Jake Sims serving as pallbearers.

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