Patricia M. Trombley, 88, of Protem died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 in Mercy Hospital,
Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 19, in the
Kisses-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Larry Kackley officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.
Patricia Mary Trombley was born Monday, September 3, 1928 in Hennepin, MN to
William and Anna (Hargarten) Prouty. On June 12, 1948, she married her childhood
friend, Robert "Bobby" Trombley. They lived in Medicine Lake, MN and later moved to
California. She became a homemaker raising her children. After Bobby retired in 1985,
they moved to Protem.
Patricia was very artistic and loved to paint and draw as a child and continued long
into her adult life. She enjoyed drawing birds, animals and flowers with every letter or
card she sent. She was also a very avid story writer and wrote many, many stories of
various times and memories of her life. She shared these stories with anyone who
would read them and gave away copies to almost everyone she knew including family,
friends, neighbors and occasionally a door-to-door salesman. When new neighbors
moved next door, instead of bringing them a pie, she gave them an appropriate story
about her experience moving to Protem.
She always had a smile on her face and loved to laugh and tell jokes. She deeply
missed her husband when he died in 2015 and was extremely devoted to her family.
Although she was of the Catholic Faith she was a member of the Rocky Ledge Baptist
Church in Protem.
She is survived by two sons, Alan Trombley and wife, Kathleen of Branson, Kenneth
Trombley of Garden Grove, CA; a daughter, Karen Parker and husband, Edward of
Hodgenville, KY; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and one
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Trombley; two daughters,
Mary Young and Kathleen Trombley.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Patricia M. Trombley
September 3, 1928 - August 8, 2017