UPDATE: Services for Patsy Sutton are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist Church in Tulsa.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans are mourning the loss of the woman who was often referred to as the “First Lady of Oklahoma State Basketball.”
Patsy Sutton, the wife of former Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton, passed away Tuesday.
Patsy Sutton, 74, suffered a stroke in late December.
There was a moment of silence just before the women’s basketball game Tuesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
One fan described Patsy Sutton as the “mother” of the basketball team.
In a statement, OSU President Burns Hargis said, “We extend our deepest sympathy to Eddie, Sean, Scott and Steve at Patsy’s passing today. She was a wonderful person who was deeply devoted to her family. While she played a quiet role, she nevertheless played a pivotal role in the success of her husband becoming one of the most respected and successful college basketball coaches of all time. And she was a strong and wonderful mother for her three sons. She will be deeply missed by her family and the Oklahoma State family. Our prayers are with the Sutton family at this time.”
In a statement Steve Sutton said, “We have lost a wonderful and cherished wife, mother, mother-in-law, friend and ‘our honey.’ Thank you again for the outpouring of support you have given our family.”