FRANK M. PATTERSON

FRANK M. PATTERSON

Frank M. Patterson, 87, resident of Warrensburg, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at University of Kansas Medical Center. Frank was a humble man. He grew up in New Jersey, received his bachelor’s degree from Park College and his master’s and PhD from the University of Iowa. He was an Army Corporal, serving in Korea. He served as a professor of English at the University of Central Missouri for over 20 years. While there he served as Department Chair and received many awards, including Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Faculty Award and Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.
He was an accomplished and sought-after lecturer and author on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to law enforcement report writing. Frank was an avid golfer and fisher, a bibliophile, especially of World War II books, and a loyal fan of the UCM Mules, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.