Patricia was born January 2, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Robert M. and Mary C. (Ryan) Perkins. She graduated from Avilla College Cum Laude in 1981 with a MS in Counseling Psychology. She taught at Longview and Blue Springs Community College. She worked as a Psychologist for Comprehensive Mental Health Center in Independence from 1988 to 2011.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Debbie Linton, Belton, Missouri, Barbie Glaviano, Belton, Missouri, David Aldridge, Olathe, Kansas, Duane Aldridge, Kansas City, Missouri, and Valerie Rinehart (John), Peculiar, Missouri; two sisters, Suzi Perkins, Olathe, KS and Jean Cobb (David), Gig Harbor, Washington; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.