Nancy "Bunny" Wright

Nancy “Bunny” Wright, 77, Ellis, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Holton, to Glenn D. and Vivian A. (Hallauer) Mapes. She was a 1960 graduate of Natoma High School and completed floral classes in the early 60’s.

She was a florist throughout her life.  Her first shop was in Natoma. She was an administrative assistant in the oil industry for 10 years which led her to Denver. She returned as a florist in 1986 and opening several shops in the Denver metro area. She later returned to Kansas where she owned and operated the Ellis Flower Shop for over 20 years.

She was a member of the Kansas State Floral Association where she received many awards including a Master Designer Award and later was a member of their board.

She was a Rainbow Girl and later in the Order of Eastern Star for several years.  She was involved in the Ellis community where she served on the Chrysler Boyhood Home Board, Alpha Rho, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was instrumental in starting up the Ellis Main Street Association and served as a founding member.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn Wright and wife, Diane, Grand Junction, Colo., and Kenneth Wright and wife, Ginnie, Cunningham; a daughter, Alisa Grauerholz and husband, Carl, Ellis; two sisters, Mary Kay Buinge and husband, Gene, Aubrey, Texas and Kerry Moore, North Augusta, S.C.; a brother-in-law, Ken Patry, Plattsmouth, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, Jereme Hermann, Andrea (Josh) Hayes, Jake (Hannah) Wright, Julie (Jason) Schmidt, Christina Wright, Kaitlyn (Tyler) Swarthout, Harley Wright, John Lehner, Kassi Brown, Mackenzie Wright; and three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Skyler and Braelynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jerry Patry; and a brother-in-law, Richard Moore.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Natoma City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Chrysler Boyhood Home, Ellis in care of the funeral chapel.

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Posted online on October 28, 2020