Patsy Lou Lighty


Patsy Lighty

Patsy Lou (Collingwood) Lighty, of Augusta, Kansas, passed away April 1, 2021, at Lakepoint Nursing Home in Augusta.

Patsy was born in Festus, Missouri, on July 14, 1930, to the late Gladys Loretta (George) and Frederick “Ted” Wesley Collingwood. Shortly after she was born, her family moved to Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, with her two brothers, Fred and Marlin. After graduation from high school, she attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. She went to college to get her “Mrs.” Degree, which she got on September 1, 1951, when she married Roy Lyle Lighty. They had two children, Roanne and Greg.

Patsy worked a few clerical jobs, but her main job was being Roy’s right hand as he pastored several Churches of God in Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. She and Roy retired to Augusta, Kansas, in 1998 to be closer to their children. They attended church at First Church of God in Augusta and Hope Community Church in Andover, Kansas.

Patsy is survived by her daughter, Roanne Gale (Mark); son, Greg Lighty (Deena); grandchildren, Andrew Gale (Autumn), Marli  Wooderson (Cody), Maci Russell (Kurtis), and Charles Lighty; great grandchildren, Eleanor and Eli Gale, and Evelyn Russell; and her brother, Fred Collingwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lighty; grandson, Mical Aaron Gale; and brother, Marlin Collingwood.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.