Patricia Kutteles


Age: 67

Missouri psychiatric nurse whose relentless efforts helped to reverse the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy 10 years after her 21-year-old son Pfc. Barry Winchell was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat by a fellow soldier who presumed he was gay, in which Congress repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2010, but the repeal took effect in 2011.

Cause of Death: Kidney and liver failure

Born: March 30, 1949

Died: November 14, 2016

Kansas City, Missouri