Mary Ann Kepka

Mary Ann Kepka, 81, Ellis, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellis.

She was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Hays to Rudolph and Johanna (Augustine) Gnad.

She married Leonard Kepka on June 20, 1964, in Ellis. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2004. She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed playing bingo as well as spending time with her family.

She was a member of Prince of Peace-St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Great Bend.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Kepka, Olathe; a daughter, Susan E.  Kepka, Hays; a sister, JoAnn Gnad. Ellis; and two grandchildren, Maxwell and Jillian Kepka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Ralph and Clarence Gnad; three sisters, Theresa Reitmeyer, Anne Doerfler and an infant sister, Dorothy Gnad.

Due to Covid, funeral services will be held at a later date with inurnment in the St. Mary Cemetery, Ellis.

Memorials are suggested to be used according to the wishes of the family made payable to Robert Kepka or Susan Kepka in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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Posted online on December 08, 2020