Mildred A. “Pat” Tapko, 100, Independence, MO passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 with her family by her side. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, Monday, Nov. 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 611 N Liberty St, Independence, MO 64050. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am; interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to St. Mary’s Food Pantry.
Pat was born March 23, 1919 in Sugar Creek, MO the daughter of John and Sophia Tapko. She was a member of St. Mary’s parish, the St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society and the First Catholic Slovak Society. She worked at United Missouri Bank for over twenty years.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Mollie Ann Hicks, Sister Mary De La Salle, Irene Amick and brothers Joe Tapko and Ray Tapko. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.