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Mary Catherine "Kay" Wellbrock

January 25, 2019

Mary Catherine “Kay” Wellbrock, age 81, former Hays, Kansas resident died Friday, January 25, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was born December 15, 1937, in Hays, Kansas to Louis and Louise (Leikam) Wellbrock.

She worked for South Western Bell as an operator from June 1957 to August  1993.  She worked at the Hays office for 20 years then transferred to Wichita and Topeka.  Upon retiring in 1993 she moved back to Hays.  In 2011 she moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to live with her niece, Pam Whitham and her husband, Dave.

She grew up and when to grade school in Catharine, Kansas.  She was a 1956 graduate of Girl’s Catholic High.  Mary, not having children of her own was a grandma to all of the family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Survivors include one brother, Richard “Dick” Wellbrock and wife, Kim, Hays, KS; many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, great great nephews and great great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Louis Wellbrock Jr., Leo J. Wellbrock and her dog, “TYGIE”.

Funeral Services at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, Kansas.  Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas.

A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary and from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Memorials to the Victory Worship Center/Food Pantry in Colcord, Oklahoma or the Hays Community Assistant Center.

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