Mrs. Pat's Story
The Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Pat (Hays) Stout, 79, Kremlin, is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Enid. The Rev. Susan Southall will officiate. Cremation and service are under direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 20, 1938, to James (Jimmy) and Dorothy (Smithe) Hays, Enid, and passed away May 7, 2017, near Kremlin.
She grew up on the family farm north of Enid and was raised in the Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Kremlin High School in 1955.
An active 4-H member, Pat received numerous awards for her gardening, cooking, canning, sewing and animal husbandry projects. She showed Shorthorn cattle and served as the Oklahoma Shorthorn Lassie Queen.
She attended Phillips University for two years. She later graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959, with a degree in physical education.
A basketball star at Kremlin High, Pat went on to play basketball in college and ended her career playing for the Oklahoma State girls' basketball team.
She married Don Stout in 1959, in Enid. After a short stay in Stillwater, they moved to Brown County, Kan., where she worked as a physical education teacher just over the Nebraska line in Falls City, Neb.
Don worked as a County Agent in Hiawatha, Kan., and was an air force reservist as well. They went to Kansas City for his monthly reservist weekends. Pat enjoyed the trips and loved to visit the Starlight Theater to see musicians and plays performed live.
Pat and Don started their own farming and ranching business in 1962, which became known as PaDo Polled Shorthorns, later Stout Shorthorns. They specialized in purebred Shorthorn cattle and raised and showed four national champion bulls.
Don and Pat were forward thinking with their Shorthorn breeding and genetics and impacted the Shorthorn breed worldwide, with their cattle selling as far away as Australia. Pat was a member of both the American and Oklahoma Shorthorn Associations. She was also a member and officer of the National and Oklahoma Shorthorn Lassies.
Pat and Don received many awards for their cattle at state fairs all over the country, from Cow Palace in California to Louisville, Kentucky and from North Dakota and Minnesota to Texas and Louisiana. They received All American Awards and Premier Breeder Awards from the American Shorthorn Association. They both completed the Master Cattleman program with Oklahoma State University.
Pat attended Women in Agriculture training and used this training to continue running their farm after Don suffered a stroke in 2006. She was also an award winning Mary Kay businesswoman. She later became a certified CNA to care for Don until his death in 2013.
She loved her family role as mom and grandma and is survived by one daughter, Deb Adriance and husband Al of Kansas City; one son, J. David Stout and wife Vicki of Wake Forest, N.C.; one grandson, Cody Stout; two brothers, Carl Hays and wife Blanche (Buzz) of Batavia, Ill. and Jayson Hays and wife Desiree of Tallahassee, Fla.; one sister, Janet Bradbury and husband Colin, La Jolla, Calif., as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has designated memorials to Kremlin FFA chapter, with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.Brown-Cummings.com.
Published on May 18, 2017