Dennis Matthew Rome, 58, St. Peter, died Monday, Nov.16, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 11, 1962 in WaKeeney to Sylvanus "Syl" and Firma Jean "Jeannie" (Rupp) Rome.

He was a mechanic with Shaw Motors in Grainfield.

He enjoyed participating in karaoke, tinkering with cars and listening to Elvis.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney and a 3rd degree Ellis Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his father, of St. Peter; a brother, James Rome and wife, Sandy, Ellis; a sister, Lucinda Smith, Alma, Neb; his special friend, Acey Richmond, Hays; his nieces and nephews, Jenna Smith, Justin Smith, Nathaniel Hulse, Hannah Hulse, Lexie Rome and Alyssa Rome; and five great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and a sister, Malinda Deel.

Services were Nov. 21, 2020, at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Ellis.

Memorials are suggested to Christ the King Church, St. Mary Church or Masses.

Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637, is in charge of arrangements.

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