Brenda K. Urban, 74, Ellis, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born May 3, 1945, in Hays to Earl and Eleanor (Stramel) Saunders. She was a 1963 graduate of Hays High School.

She married Darrell Dodge. She later married Edward G. Urban.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and traveling, especially if the destination was a casino. During her later years she suffered from numerous strokes as well as cancer. Throughout her illnesses she maintained her love of life and family. She made a point to never miss a grandchild’s school program or ball game. She enjoyed working on puzzles with her daughters while listening to Elvis.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Dena Kreutzer and husband, Kevin, Abilene, and Kristi Whitman and husband, Fred, Paradise; two stepdaughters, Tammy, Oakley and Debbie, Colby; a stepson, Mike, Oakley; two sisters, Pam Bryant and husband, Ernie, Hays, and Gloria Capaluto and husband, David, Redlands, Calif.; four grandchildren, Brett Kreutzer, Holly Whitman, Ryan Kreutzer and Kyle Whitman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barb Heuser.

A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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