Debra Patch 1956-2020

Debra Patch 1956-2020

Debra Lynn Patch, 63, of Holton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born Sept. 28, 1956, in Topeka, the daughter of Joe and Lee (Kern) Collins.

Deb graduated from Holton High School in 1975. She lived all her life in Holton. She was an administrative secretary for 31 years at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She had also worked for 12 years at Trinity Insurance in Topeka.

Deb married Travis W. Patch on Oct. 17, 1981, in Holton. They celebrated more than 38 years of marriage.

Survivors include her husband, Travis, of the home; her mother, Lee Collins of Holton; two sons, Eric Patch (Jenna) of Simpsonville, S.C., and Adam Patch (Misty) of Topeka; two sisters, Connie Whorton (Rex) and Vicki Bontrager (Mark), both of Holton; six grandchildren, Landon, Hayden, Karsyn, Easton, Cooper and Milly; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Collins, in 2016; and her twin brother, Dan Collins, in 2001.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Patch Grandchildren’s Education Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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