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Patti Ronai (Bastable)

Obituary from KC Star 7/22/09:  February 8, 1951 - July 19, 2009 Through His loving arms God brought Patti into heaven for eternity on July 19, 2009. Patti was born in Kansas City, MO on February 8, 1951 to her parents Sterling and Ruth Ronai who had moved to Kansas City from New York and West Virginia. Patti walked to school from her home near Brookside at 65th and Summit where she grew up and went to Border Star Elementary and Southwest High School. Patti attended the University of Missouri and become member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and was a graduate of Housing Design in the School of Engineering. Patti met her husband Jack her sophomore year on a blind date and it was instant love. After graduation, Patti and Jack were married on September 6, 1973.  They lived a story book life and and had romance together, just like the romantic movies they would watch together and hundreds of novels Patti enjoyed reading. Patti and Jack's life together was immeasurably blessed with three wonderful children, Rachel, Aaron, and Jordan and two grandchildren, Anabel and Rory, who adored their mother and grandmother they affectionately called "G". Although Patti had many talents, her family was always most important and she devoted her life to them in a completely unselfish way. Patti was a woman with many talents; her endeavors included running business, designing homes, interior design, party planning, nutritional culinary catering, and jewelry making. Patti shared Jack's passion for healthy living and was very active in fitness and sports. Patti particularly enjoyed walking, hiking, and playing tennis with Jack which they did thousands of times during their 36 year story book marriage. In her roles as Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend, Patti lived her life to the fullest each day. Patti had a constant smile. She was an angel that lived for the moment. Her positive attitude was a reflection of her faith and love for Jesus Christ. Because of the way Patti lived, she was an inspiration to anyone she met. Patti loved dogs and she and Jack had many over the years. Their most recent was a black Woodle they named Carbie. Patti was unique and unconventional in almost everything she did. Patti's creativity allowed her to do or learn anything, and because of that she was always reinventing herself. During her last year on earth she went through what she called her "repurposing" stage in life. She pursued all the things that made her the happiest. Patti loved spending more time with her children and her granddaughter Anabel. She was with her daughter Rachel when she gave birth to her new grandson Rory on July 15. Patti was able to design all kinds of jewelry including the ring she wore as her weeding band. She was also able to expand and reacquaint her skills as an excellent chef, equestrian, and gardener. She was also able to do one of the things she loved the most, going to the farmers market and preparing exquisite feasts for her family which was a talent she passed along to hers son's Aaron and Jordan. Patti is survived by her husband Jack Bastable, daughter Rachel Capstack and husband Scott, son Aaron Bastable and wife Megan and son Jordan Bastable, granddaughter Anabel, grandson Rory, sister Michele Goldman and husband Michael, sister Jill Shurin and husband Leland, and brother Jack Ronai and wife Aliana. Praise God! Patti loved flowers, if so inclined, please direct any flowers to the family through Studio Dan Minor c/o Bridget (816) 842-7244. Please direct any donations in Patti name to either; Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead c/o Heather Krejci (913) 897- 2360 Medical Mission Foundation c/o Dr. Luz Racela (913) 338-0343. Any remembrances of Patti Ronai Bastable can be directed to the website to online tributes.
Note:  Patti passed away quickly and quietly from meningitis.  She had joined our website.  Click below to see what she had to say...

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07/23/09 12:38 PM #7    

Margaret Sauer

I will see the Bastable's tonight and will pass on your wonderful comments. Although Patti and I only saw each other 2-3 times a year, our separations only seemed minutes long. Her vibrance lit up the rooms she entered. Her smile cheered all who saw her. It is so hard to see her go. She lived fully until the day she died and, for that, and for the opportunity to share her life, we can all be thankful.

07/24/09 09:33 AM #8    

Sylvie Markowitz (Radvinsky)

This is such a shock and so very sad to hear about the sudden passing of Patti. I only met her briefly in high school, but she was such a sweet person. My heart goes out to her husband, Jack, her children, grandchildren, family and friends. Patti will be greatly missed by all that she touched with her generous and kind spirit.

Sylvie Markowitz Radvinsky

07/24/09 11:12 AM #9    

Jane Nichols

I am very saddened to hear about Patti's passing. I grew up on Summit street just a few doors down from the Ronais and have always loved Patti and her family. Patti's dad was always entertaining the neighbor kids and so was her mom-such a fun family. Patti will be dearly missed by all who loved her - my heart goes out to her family.

07/24/09 03:30 PM #10    

Mike Ward

Patti lived down the street from me on Summit. She was the sweetest kindest person I may have ever known. I never remember seeing her without that beautiful smile on her face. I remember calling her a few years ago to see if she and Jack would be interested in bringing their kids down for Mrs. Morgan's (Tom's mom) annual July 4th parade in our old neighborhood. She said they had other plans but would wished they could have attended. A fond memory of her happenened when we were in the eighth grade at SW. We had walked up 65th together to Summit. That day, we had all received our SW student id cards. Remember those? We had to put our name, address, phone number, height and weight on them. For some reason, she wanted to see mine. When she found out I weighed a mighty 84 pounds, the sky lit up with laughter, all of it hers. I have mentioned this to several people and it comes from my heart. If I could draw, I would make a picture showing the Brookside area with Border Star and SW in the drawing. Coming down from the heavens, I would put a giant tear over both schools. God Bless the Bastable family and all of Patti's sisters and brother Jack.

07/26/09 04:01 PM #11    

Carrie Eager (Wolman)

Every day we can put life into perspective. Thank you Sue for placing Patti's Obituary on our website. Something I have grown to do over these past years, is read the obits, wondering what would mine say, and to have one just a bit similar to Patti's would be okay with me. As Jane and Mike wrote, the neighborhood on Summit was closly knit. All those years walking from 67th Terr. to Summit to see Jane or Diane Lewis, many remember her? Patti was the beauty that all of us wanted to be and knowing she was also that beauty inside lets me say it was fun seeing her smile. My blessings to all who are touched by her loss. - Carrie Eager Wolman

07/27/09 12:55 AM #12    

Annie Maas (Walters)

I didn't know Patti very well but I do (as many have said) remember her beautiful smile and twinkle in her eyes. I'm so sad to hear of Patti's home going. I will keep Jack and the family in my prayers. I pray God gives you peace, strength, comfort for the days ahead and joy in knowing that you WILL see Patti again that makes my heart rejoice. Blessings to you ... annie

07/27/09 01:24 PM #13    

Edi Swartz (Connor)

I am so sad to hear of Patti's passing. Like everyone else, I remember to warmth and kindness and most of all her laughter and smile, the room lit up when she was there. I remember so clearly how kind and considerate Patti was to everyone and feel blessed I had the privilege to have known her. My heart and prayers go out to her family. She will be in my thoughts.

07/27/09 02:11 PM #14    

Anita Eddy (Harris)

I am so sorry to hear about Patti...Even though I do not live in Kansas City and keep up on everyone... it saddens me to think of Patti being gone.. I have fond memories of her sweet smile and friendly disposition..she was nice to prayers are with her family...

08/07/09 12:53 AM #15    

Scott Sanders

I remember Patti very fondly. Could always take a joke and give it back in spades! She will be missed by all that love her....Scott

08/08/09 01:53 PM #16    

Bob Waggener

very of the loveliest ladies I knew (even though I used to kid her about having "skinny legs" in 8th grade...) May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
Bob Waggener

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