Pat McRae 1942-2020

Pat McRae 1942-2020

Patricia “Pat” McRae (Day), 78, of Chapman, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at Good Shepherd Homecare Hospice in Manhattan.

Pat was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Blue Rapids.

Pat grew up in Junction City and attended Junction City schools. She attended Topeka Barber College in Topeka. After graduating from barber college, she owned a barber shop in Holton for 17 years and later was involved with several retail sales businesses with Jim in Junction City, Holton, Manhattan and Topeka, as well as acquiring and managing rental properties. She and Jim truly worked side-by-side for most of their lives. She retired four years ago as a real estate broker.

Pat married Jim McRae on Feb. 1, 1959, in Junction City.

Pat is survived by two daughters, Lorie Kufahl and husband Bruce, Junction City, and Jayme Mavrovich and husband Randall, Holton; a brother, Dale Day (Sue), of Manhattan; a sister, Jane Leonard (Talton), of Chapman; a sister, Sharon Day (Shirley), in Colorado; a son-in-law Galen (Shari), of Holton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, on June 17, 2020; her parents, Verlin Day (1959) and Maxine Brown (1987); two daughters, Chris Monaghan in 2010 and Diana McRae in 1987; and her siblings Ruth Pickett, Bob Day and Ken Day.

It was Pat’s wish to be cremated.

A graveside inurnment service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at Ashland Cemetery south of Manhattan, with Pastor Nate Butler presiding.

Memorial contributions in Pat’s name may be made to the Good Shepherd Homecare Hospice, 3801 Vanesta Dr., Manhattan, KS 66503.


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