Rogene Fell

Rogene Fell, 89 Hays, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Hays.

She was born March 16, 1931, in Wichita to Herman and Florence Bruhn of Whitewater. She graduated from Whitewater High School and attended Wichita University and Business Prep School.

She married Ernest Fell on May 17, 1958, in Whitewater. She was a secretary and bookkeeper in Wichita. The later moved to Hays in 1963 where together they owned and operated the Western Auto store until retiring in 1990. They worked and traveled together visiting 49 states in their motor home.

They were members of camping groups and traveled with family and friends. They have enjoyed the Albuquerque Balloon Festival with their daughter and family twice as well as a three month trip to Alaska. They enjoyed spending their winters in South Texas with friends from around the country.

Through her hands she had many talents. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ at home. She sang in the choir at the First United Methodist Church along with other church organizations such as the Peddlers Fair and Women's Circle. She had a knack for embroidery and made many tea towels for gifts. She could sew almost anything from a dress pattern to a scooter cover for the motorhome. She has collected napkins since the early 1950s and has some unique ones.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Linda Pacey and  husband, Steve. McPherson; and a grandson, Linden Pacey, McPherson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a stepfather, Floyd Bailey.

A celebration of life gathering will be from 2 to 4 p.m. March 20, 2021, at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at HaysMed in care of the funeral chapel.

Published on March 06, 2021