Patricia “Patti” Diann (Evans) Kathol

Patricia “Patti” Diann (Evans) Kathol

May 12, 1947 – December 21, 2023

Patti Kathol, wife/mother/Gram, left this earth peacefully with family by her side on the evening of the winter solstice during her favorite holiday season, Christmas.

Her long struggle with Alzheimer’s is over, but there were so many moments of joy up until the very end.  Her life is a legacy of love, caring, and service.  Whether teaching Sunday School for multiple decades, serving as a Girl Scout leader, as the PTA Secretary and President of her three kids’ primary, middle, and high schools, or serving at homeless shelters for multiple years, Patti was a tireless volunteer.  She enjoyed traveling, Bible studies, reading, playing piano, making crafts, dancing, walking (especially in streams), and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was funny, smart, lighthearted, steadfast in her faith and love, and one of the toughest people around.

Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ruth Evans, and brother, Wallace Robb.  She is survived by her husband, Gene; children: Matthew Evans Kathol, Megan Burbach Kathol Bersett (Kevin), Amanda McCloud Castellote (Javier); grandchildren: Andaluz Teale Bersett, Petra Kathol Bersett, Killian Alfredo Castellote, and Ariella McCloud Castellote; sisters, Michelle Lemire and Tina Long (Bob); brother, Everett Robb (Marilyn).  There are so many others who also claim her as their second mother, dear friend, or family.  There is no doubt that Patti leaves this world a brighter place, and her light will continue to shine through all the peoples’ lives that she touched so deeply.

VISITATION: Thursday, December 28th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 29th 10: 30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2204 Binney St. in Omaha.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery, 7710 W. Center Rd.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Madonna School (serving kids with intellectual or developmental disabilities) or CUES (Christian Urban Education Service).



  • Sarah Rogers Posted December 23, 2023 10:17 pm

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you! ❤️

  • Joseph Teale Posted December 23, 2023 10:20 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear my cousin Patti has lost fight with Alzheimer’s but she now in a better place with the Lord. She will be greatly missed.

  • Bob Smith & Mary Van Sloun Posted December 23, 2023 10:20 pm

    Gene & family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. 🙏🙏

  • Dan Quinn Posted December 24, 2023 8:15 am

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Vikki Petersen Posted December 25, 2023 2:55 pm

    Gene and family, I am really sad to hear about Patty‘s death. It is especially difficult during the Christmas season. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Patty was one of the sweetest and nicest people anyone could ever meet.. May she rest in peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Vikki (Christiansen) and Steve Petersen

  • Chuck Holderness Posted December 26, 2023 10:03 am

    Patti was such a beautiful person…
    We all will miss her smile.

  • Angela Kjeldgaard Posted December 26, 2023 1:23 pm

    Dear Gene and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim Ball Posted December 26, 2023 1:52 pm

    Love and prayers for Patti and the entire family at this sad time!

  • Bob and Suzann Dutton Posted December 26, 2023 5:06 pm

    Very sorry for your loss, Gene. Remembering lots of fun times with you and Patti at our golf team get together Patti is a special person and will be remembered!

  • Jan Anderson Posted December 27, 2023 9:57 am

    Dear family of Patti: I am so sorry for your loss but will always have fondest memories of all of you. the neighborhood felt like home due to all the wonderful neighbors. RIP, Patti.

  • Donns Rehtmeyer Posted December 27, 2023 2:01 pm

    Gene – thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Amber Thomas Posted December 27, 2023 2:38 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. I remember her fondly from my childhood. When I hurt my knee as a child, Patti loaded me and my Mom up in her Suburban and took me to the hospital. It was in that same suburban where I admitted my crush on Matt to Megan (in Pig Latin) and unbeknownst to me, Patti completely understood Pig Latin and answered me that she thought he was cute too. Sending my love to all!

  • Cathy Hollingsworth Posted December 27, 2023 6:52 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Patty. I always looked up to her. She was a great mother and I learned a lot from her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Cathy Hollingsworth .

  • Susan Bowen Punches Posted December 27, 2023 7:14 pm

    When my family moved to Omaha when I was 3 Patti, Sally and Patsy were my best neighborhood friends. Patti has always been lovely. My heart goes out to her family.

  • Shannon and Norma O’Connor Posted December 28, 2023 10:08 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Patti. We were so blessed to have her in our lives as the mother in law of my son Javier. The sweetest person I have met in life. Always with a beautiful smile in her face welcoming everyone. We certainly will miss her so much. All my love to Gene, Matt, Megan and Mandy. Patti will be in our memories forever..

  • Barry Carnine Posted December 28, 2023 11:26 am

    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Kindness exemplified.

  • Tony Distefano Posted December 28, 2023 12:17 pm

    Gene , My deepest sympathy to you and your family,

  • Chris Darrell Posted December 28, 2023 12:41 pm

    Gene, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
    I know this has been a rough time for all of you but realize that you have lots of love from all of your friends and family!

  • Edgar and Anna Hicks Posted December 28, 2023 5:09 pm

    Gene and family, Edgar and I are praying for the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this time of loss — during one of the last times we visited with Gene and Patti I had the sweet opportunity to sit and visit with her about her Bible — we discovered we both loved and was comforted by John 3:16 — It is comforting to know Patti is living her best life; eternally with our Abba Father and so we can say zaijian “see you again” Patti — So happy we got to know you — Edgar and Anna

  • Roselyn Gonzalez Posted December 29, 2023 6:56 am

    Que Dios fortalezca a la familia de la Sra. Patti. Un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela.

  • Rosemary Doran Posted January 9, 2024 12:02 am

    Gene, I am very sorry to hear of Patti’s passing. I remember speaking with her when I was your secretary. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she called. Your family is in my prayers.

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