Patricia Ann Houston, 88, of Higginsville, died July 11, 2021 at her home.  

She was born April 17, 1933 in Alma, Missouri to Walter and Marguerite (Tomlin) Rist.

They moved to Higginsville when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Higginsville High School where she enjoyed musical endeavors. She played the clarinet in several ensembles that placed at state contests. She was a majorette, and she played the organ at the Lutheran church. 

After graduation she worked for Aull and Aull in Lexington, and then worked several years at Lake City. She married John Robert Houston on September 4, 1953 in Versailles, Missouri. They moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where she worked at DuPont for 13 years. They returned to Higginsville in 1968. She kept the books for Aprill’s Oak Barn and Anson Implement until she retired. 

Patricia was an active member of the Higginsville Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Higginsville Garden Club and past state president of the Land Improvement Contractors Auxiliary. Patricia loved sports. She spent countless hours supporting C-1 Husker athletics. She also loved watching the UCM Mules, the Chiefs, basketball, racing, just about anything except soccer and hockey. 

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Janelle Szabo.

She is survived by:  
Husband:     John 
Sons:          Jeffrey Houston        of Higginsville
                   John Houston, Jr.     of Higginsville 
Sister:         Jerolie Pearson        of Springfield

5 Grandsons:Joseph, Jeremy and Sean Houston, John and Tim Szabo
6 Great Grandchildren 

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 15th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Kaiser ~Wiegers Funeral Home

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 16th at 10:30 am at the Higginsville Church of Christ

Casket Bearers will be Tim Szabo, John Szabo, Sean Houston, Joe Houston, Brian Wrisinger, Todd Pearson

Memorials are suggested to family choice

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home