Patsy Ann Cunningham

August 4, 1935July 19, 2020

Patsy Ann Cunningham, 84, of Boonville, MO passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home. Follow her wishes, she will be cremated and services will be at a later date.

She was born in Columbia, MO on August 4, 1935 to Herbert and Mary McMaster Dickson. She attended Columbia Public Schools and was a 1953 Hickman Graduate. In 1957 she graduated with a BSN from the University of Missouri School of Nursing. In the late 50’s and early 60’s she was an evening supervisor and nursing administrator at the University of Missouri Medical Center. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as Chapter Advisor for several years at Morehead State University. In 1978, for her dedication and support to the sorority she received the ZTA Alumnae Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service to District V and the Louise Kettler Helper Memorial Life membership Award.

She is survived by her husband Donald H. Cunningham and son Mark Cunningham, sisters Carol Bear and Linda Anderton (Radell) Sapp and a brother Donald A. (Barbara) Shettlesworth, and many nephews and nieces, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces. Pat was preceded in death by her father and mother, Herbert Dickson and Mary McMaster Dickson, sister Anita C. McKee, and brothers-in-law Gerald Anderton and Karl Bear.

The Cunningham family wishes to express a special thanks to the nurses, aides, and other staff of Hometown Healthcare, and to Dr. Benjamin Crenshaw of the South Providence Medical Center.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Melissa Barton

July 21, 2020

I am so so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and pray you are comforted by the many great memories I know you hold dear. I came to know and love “Mrs. C” as we all called her when I was at Morehead State U and became a part of the ZTAs. Mrs. C was always there for us girls, even long after my years at MSU. She show continued love and support, even being a sponsor for my daughter’s medical mission trip in 2017 years, as well as writing a letter of recommendation for sorority rush. Mrs. C was just that way—full of love, faith, and grace. She will be greatly missed. With deep sympathy, Melissa Barton

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