In Loving Memory…

Patricia Wilfong

Patricia L. Wilfong, 67, of Otterville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at the University Hospital in Columbia, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

She was born May 2, 1951, in Sedalia, the daughter of James Oliver and Geneva (Scott) Caton.  On June 8, 1973, in Otterville, she married Wendell Lloyd Wilfong, who preceded her in death on January 22, 2015.

In her early years, Pat worked at John’s Café. Then, after college, she became a teacher. She taught business for 27 years at Bunceton School. After retiring from Bunceton, she taught GED courses at State Fair Community College for 10 years. She also did bookkeeping for Roadrunner Auto Sales.

Pat was dedicated to her family, always putting her kids and grandkids first. She attended every ball game, school function and any activity they were involved in, no matter when or where. She traveled all over the state to support her sons in their hobbies.

Pat was an integral part of her community and had a servant’s heart. She always put others before herself. She was actively involved with the Lamine River Hunt Club, the Otterville Truck and Tractor Pull and the Otterville Street Fair. She was a member of 40 & 8 Voiture 333, for which she read to area first graders on Flag Day teaching them about the significance of the American flag. She would do anything to help kids. Pat was always the first to volunteer to help with any benefit fundraiser. She will be remembered for her caring, generous nature. Her passing will leave such a void in the community.

Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Wilfong (Christy) of Otterville, Matt Wilfong (Michelle) of Tipton, Jeff Wilfong (Michelle) of Tipton, Mike Wilfong (Liz Wolfe) of Otterville; 13 grandchildren, Courtney Kunze, Austin Langkop, Drew Williams, Raegan Bowers, Morgan Bowers, Alyssa Maurer, Lain Bowers, Coy Wilfong, Drake Wilfong, Raylyn Wilfong, Jacie Wilfong, Caton Wilfong and Darcy Wilfong; and her brother, Charles Caton of Otterville.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Patrick David Wilfong.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the funeral home, with Rev. Russ Slocum officiating.

Pallbearers will be Russell Mackelden, Wayne Unkle, Pat Ditzfeld, Jason Caton, Jeff McAllister, Mike Ditzfeld, Andy Baker and Doug McAllister.  Honorary bearers will be Bruce McAllister, Greg Ditzfeld and her grandchildren.

Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Otterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the family with checks made payable to “The Wilfong Family.”



  1. Bill and Shirley Neff

    Enjoyed having Pat as a friend thru the 40/8 group in Sedalia. Call Pat if you needed anything–She was there–Prayers for the family at this time.

  2. Kathy and Jimmy Page

    Prayers for the family. 🙏

  3. Till we meet again, your smile is in my heart.

  4. Your mom was such a wonderful person. The memories she has left behind are many and I’m thankful for mine. I’m sending many thoughts and prayers along with love and hugs to each one of you.

  5. Pamela Choate (McIntyre)

    I knew Pat most of my life. I went all through school with her brother and my sister went through school with Pat. Pat had a huge heart. She always visited any family members that I had who were hospitalized or suffered from a loss. She did so much for her students and for the Otterville community, which she loved. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilfong family. May you rest in peace, Pat. You will stay in our hearts and memories forever.

  6. Rest In Peace Dear Sweet Pat. Miss your smile and caring words. Till we meet again.

  7. You were such an amazing person, inside and out. My children and I were blessed beyond measure to have known you. Lots of love to the Wilfong family!

  8. My heart goes out to your family. She was such a sweet woman.

  9. Mavis cunningham

    So sorry for your loss pat was an amazing women always cared about others will be missed by many

  10. Danny and Brenda Dunn

    Pat was one of a kind. She truly will be missed. Our prayers to the family.

  11. Dorothy Schroder

    Sympathy and prayers to the entire Wilfong family. I will miss Pat so much.

  12. Steve and Cissy Carver

    I am so sorry for your loss, I loved Pat and Wendell the first time I met them. Pat was such a wonderful woman, always with a smile on her face and a willing hand for who ever needed help. She was loved by the Carver family and will be missed by us and many that knew her. Love & Prayers of Peace and Comfort for her children, grandchildren and all that knew her.

  13. Ron and Sandy Otten

    Our thoughts and prayers are with entire Wilfong Families…. Thinking of you.. Pat will be missed greatly!

  14. Vic and Missy Maurer

    We are thinking about and praying for the family in this difficult time. We pray for peace for the family and that you all always keep the fond memories of her life and love for you close at hand.

  15. So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. It was an honor to have known her! May she Rest In Peace with her son and husband!

  16. I loved having her as my teacher in high school and she did inspire me to go after my accounting degree. She will be missed by us all!!!

  17. CT & Fay Pannell

    So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed by so many. Sending hugs and prayers for comfort in the coming days. Our love to all of you .

  18. Pat was my friend, she was always just a phone call away. She love her family and was always present at any of her grandkids event. SHE LOVED THE CARDINALS! Miss her already. God bless your family during this difficult time.

  19. Such a beautiful and caring person. She will be missed by many

  20. CT & Fay Pannell

    So very sorry for your loss. Pat will be missed by so many she touched many lives over the years. Sending hugs and prayers for comfort for all of you.

  21. Pat”s memory will live forever in the hearts & minds of her many friends and especially her loving family. Part of her 27 years as teacher in Bunceton, she taught my 5 children and was admired by each of them with many fun memories through the years. R.I.P. Pat and thank you for your friendship!

  22. Sorry to the family and grandbabys pat was a wounderfull person and a friend she will be missed.

  23. Bradley Stuedle

    So many memories of my younger years growing up in Otterville have Pat in them since we were neighbors. Still feel like the boys are like family. Can still hear her hollering at Jimmy or Matt to quit picking on Jeff or Mikey. Rest In Peace dear friend and I will keep your smile in my heart

  24. Michelle and Jeff Grimes

    Prayers for your family. Pat will be missed. Hugs to you all in the days to come.

  25. Pat was family we all loved her very much she was very supportive to me Danielle and mom at the time of the loss of Ayden.i know she will continue her grandparenting in heaven with our beloved Ayden. prayers to all.

  26. Pat was our class sponsor and I will never forget the class trip to Hawaii. Gone way to soon. You will be missed greatly Pat.

  27. Herb and Kelly Argenbright

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your good heart and smile will be missed daily by all.

  28. Tucker and Misty Ulmer

    My heart goes out to you guys and your family. You boys had a very big hearted mom that always helped those in need. She will be greatly missed.

  29. Matthew and Collette Williams

    Pat was such a wonderful and feisty woman! She cared about her family and community so much. She touched so many people in her life and her students meant so much to her! She will be greatly missed. We love you Pat!

  30. Stacey Moore-Hendren

    Prayers for your family! I was a student of hers at Bunceton. She will be greatly missed! I take comfort in knowing she has been reunited with Wendall.

  31. Pat never shirked a task and always had a hug for me. She’ll be missed greatly. She raised some fine young men. My heart goes out to the family.

  32. Such a great woman who gave so much of herself to her family, friends, and community!

  33. Travis and Idella

    Heartfelt sympathy to the Wilfong family, Pat always had the biggest smile when you would see her with her loved ones, she was a giver for sure.

  34. Tim and Lisa Allee

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Wilfong family. Pat was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

  35. My prayers and thoughts to the family.

  36. Dana Wells Wrenn

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandma, friend, & biggest cheerleader. I only had the the pleasure of meeting Pat once, I’ll never forget her smile, laughter, & the pure joy that radiated from her. In love & prayer for all of you, may the peace of the Lord be with you.

  37. Steven and Betty Reed

    My husband and I only knew Pat for a few years. She always made us feel welcomed every time we were in Otterville no matter if it was for the street fair or a coon dog hunt. We are sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed. Sending prayers to all the Wilfong family.

  38. Jerry and Waynette Mullins

    We (Jerry) and I are very sorry for your loss. Pat was a great neighbor always there at the right time. Going to miss her. Prayers for the family.

  39. My sincerest condolences to you all.

  40. Rest in peace sweet lady, you will be missed by many of us 💖 sending hugs and prayers..

  41. Such a Wonderful Lady, Teacher, & Mentor. I am truly blessed that I was her student.
    Prayers to her Family and Friends. She will be Greatly Missed !

  42. Prayers and thoughts

  43. I met pat at state fair community she was a very helpful teacher

  44. George & Janice Troupe

    The world has lost an Angel.
    Pat will always be cherished, loved and remembered. Her teachings will be carried on in the hearts and lives she touched. She knew how to bring out the best in those she loved and taught. She was a leader, teacher, friend to all, a great humanitarian, a true Christ like person. On top of being proud loving and devoted to her family.
    No words can truly express our sympathy to her family.

  45. Pat and Carl Jobe

    Thanks for the memories!

  46. Janis Patrick Welch

    Pat was a very special lady, she had a heart of gold. I was blessed to have her as a friend. We shared many a cookbook. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  47. Thoughts and prayers to the family

  48. Ruth And Jose Palasi

    Our thoughts and Prayers to everyone! Pat was a wonderful person. She will be missed.

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