Mary Elizabeth Hallford

Mary Elizabeth Hallford, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at her home in Victoria.

She was born Oct. 21, 1940, in Salina to Andrew P. and Ida Mae (McCall) Brown. She grew up in Emporia, a graduate of Emporia High School, and moved to Victoria in 2008.  She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Missouri Western State University.

She was a manager at the Village Inn restaurant in Hays and a homemaker.  

She was a member of the Fort Hays Senior Companion Program, a hard worker and a very generous person.

Survivors include her three daughters, Laura Prater and Pilar Clark, both of Victoria and Kathy Lee and husband Scott, Topeka; a brother, Andrew Brown and wife, Patricia, Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren, Adam Clark and wife, Genevieve and Isabella Lee and Elizabeth Lee.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Alton Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family in care of  Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E.  22nd Hays, KS 67601.

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Posted online on January 30, 2021