Patricia Arivett

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Patricia Arivett, 58, of Verona, Mo., passed from this life to her heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, while at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following a sudden illness.

Patricia was born on April 2, 1955, in Monett, the daughter of Gene and Velma (Burg) Lowery. She has been a lifetime area resident and attended school in Monett. For over 20 years, Patricia worked for Casey's General Store, working her way up to District Manager. For the last five years, she had worked for EFCO in Monett.

Patricia was very family oriented. She loved the time that she was able to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandson. She always wanted the best for them.

On Valentine's Day in 1975, at her grandparent's home near McDowell, Mo., Patricia married Vernon "Buddy" Arivett. They were blessed with over 38 years together and so many great memories will be held dearly.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Buddy, of the home; two sons, Travis (Melissa) Arivett, of Cassville, and Todd (Wendy) Arivett, of Neosho; one daughter, Toni (J.J.) Sumners, of Cassville; two brothers, Bill Lowery, of Monett and Fred Lowery, of Jefferson City; one sister, Cheryl Yarnall, of Cassville; 10 grandchildren, Nashe, Natasha, Trever, Vance, Kylee, Addison, Triston, Rylee, Ali and Colton; one great-grandson, Haydn; and a host of extended family and friends.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Velma Lowery; and one brother, David Lowery.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmie Copley officiating. Interment was at the Calton Cemetery in near Pleasant Ridge, southeast of Monett.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Calton Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements were under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.