Philip Leslie Patrick


Philip Leslie Patrick peacefully departed this life on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Carthage surrounded by his family. He was the youngest son of Hartford and Betty Patrick. His siblings were John, Paul and Mary.

Philip was born on September 27, 1957, at Todd Memorial Hospital in Osceola, Missouri. With his sister Mary, he was the first twin ever born at that hospital. Within his first year of life, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. This presented him with challenges for the rest of his life.

He lived a blessed life with love of art, writing, and crafts. He most loved the time he got to spend with his parents, while they were alive, and with brothers John and Paul and his twin sister Mary. He was a huge fan of Spiderman. Going out to eat, dancing, singing, shopping, watching movies, going to the park and just hanging out always made him happy. In return, he shared his happiness through his playfulness and keen sense of humor. Philip overcame every obstacle with his boundless energy and happiness. He never failed to greet those he came across and to engage them with whatever was on his mind. He taught all of us how to live with challenges and difficulties and still live a very enjoyable life.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Hartford and Betty, and a sister Pamela Patrick. Survivors include two brothers, John Patrick (Nelda), Carthage, Missouri, Paul Patrick (Debbie), Leawood, Kansas; and his twin sister, Mary Patrick Seigfreid (Paul), Mexico, Missouri; nieces and nephews, Matthew Patrick (Holly), Sarah Seigfreid (Sterling Hopkinson), William Seigfreid (Sarah), and Robert Seigfreid; and great nieces and nephews, Hayven and Estdan Patrick, Alyosha, Augustine, and Aurora Hopkinson, and twins Elli and Henry Seigfreid. Philip is also survived by his second family at Sunshine Home in Carthage where he resided for almost 40 years.


Services and burial will be held at the grave site in Osceola, Cemetery, Osceola, Missouri where he will be inurned with his parents, sister and other relatives, at a date to be announced. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Sunshine Children’s Home, Carthage, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.

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