Patricia (Martin) Davis - Honored in 2011

  • photo of Patricia Davis John P. St. John Memorial High School
    Class of 1943

    (June 6, 1925 — Oct. 16, 1992)

    Pat spent most of her life in Olathe and had a lifelong commitment to making it a better place. She loved its citizens, its politics and its people. She married Delton “Dave” Davis in 1946 and eventually settled on Elm Street, across the street from her girlhood home. She organized the Olathe Follies, the first fundraiser to build Olathe’s original hospital; was instrumental in getting the Mahaffie home (Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop) on the National Register of Historic Places; and was a founder of the Olathe Junior Service League. Pat was a National Republican Committeewoman and received the 1993 Citizen of the Year award from the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. Many Olatheans knew Pat because of her daily society column in the Olathe Daily News. “Patpourri” appeared in the paper approximately 20 years.