Kelly Vaughn Beisner

Kelly Vaughn Beisner, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society, Ellis, due to Covid complications and fought a long time battle with Parkinson’s for 17 years.

He was born Jan.15, 1954, in Oakley to Harold O. and Betty (Gatlin) Beisner.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University in 1978.

He married Sandra (Taylor) Beisner on May 10, 1997, in Victoria. He had a career in the golf industry and was awarded several salesman awards during his tenure with TORO.

He was a member or affiliated with several Sales, Turf, Equipment and Golf Organizations during his career.

He enjoyed people, his family and many friends. He enjoyed life. His favorite hobby was golf and watching Kansas State and KC Chiefs football, enjoyed almost any sporting event and playing cards with his family.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Taylor, Hays; a daughter, Grace, Hays; a sister, Linda West and husband, Paul, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Kent Beisner and wife, Diana, Lawrence; his stepmother. Marian Clinkenbeard, Topeka; three stepsisters, Kathy Johnson and husband, Greg, Topeka, Kristi Russell and husband, Leroy, Auburn and Kim Girolametto (Danilo), Leawood; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mary Church. Ellis; private family burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time service at the church.

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

To honor him the family would like those attending if possible to wear Chiefs or K-state apparel or colors.  The family also requests those in attendance to please wear masks and practice social distancing.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Med Hospice or The Beisner Family (payable to Sandra Beisner) in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel, at PO Box 86, Hays, KS 67601.

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Posted online on November 23, 2020