Deanna Jo Tatman

Deanna Jo Tatman, 68, Ellis, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Ellis.

She was born March 2, 1952 in Hays to Opal and Joseph J. Tatman. She grew up in Hays and Plainville and later attended and graduated from Ellis High School. In recent years she took online classes in bachelor of science and Criminal Justice through the Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Over the years she worked in many different occupations.

Survivors include four brothers, Larry, Steve, Jody and Stevan; three sisters. Pat, Linda and Stephanie; several nieces and nephews; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren; two stepsisters; and a stepbrother.

She was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Danny and Kevin; three sisters, Rae Ann, Debbie and Juanitta; a son, Timmy; and two daughters, Tanya and Corina.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637; inurnment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Memorials are suggested to Spruce Villa to be used for the resident activities fund in care of the funeral chapel.

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Posted online on August 22, 2020