Cheryl K. Wagner, 73, Ellis, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.


She was born April 2, 1947, in Denver to James M. and Catherine R. (Christopher) Bailey. She was a 1965 graduate of Ellis High School and attended Kansas State University.


She was a teletype operator for TWA in St. Louis.


She enjoyed to cook, being in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and her animals, especially her two cats and her dog.


Survivors include two daughters, Christy Owings-Pettit, Longmont, Colo., and Katie Wagner, Hays; two sisters, Karen Hendrickson and husband, David , Hays and Cathy Bailey, Dallas; six grandchildren, Taylor Owings, Boston, Kiley Pettit, Austin Pettit, and Brandon Pettit, all of Longmont, and Peyton Moore and Hunter Moore, both of WaKeeney, a great-granddaughter, Dahlia Hunter, Longmont; and a niece and two nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Joyce Linna.


Private family inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.


Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.


Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com