Dennis Matthew Rome

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; and a sister, Lucinda Smith, Alma, Neb.

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

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday, both at the church.

A combined vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

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.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at

Published on November 18, 2020