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Margaret Mckenna

June 11, 1937 — September 13, 2022

Margaret Mckenna


Margaret Mary (Malouff) McKenna, age 85, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays. She was born June 11, 1937 in Capulin, Colorado to John and Mary Malouff.

Margaret was a farmer and owned the Red Vest Inn restaurant in Plainville. She enjoyed decorating especially at Christmas time, cooking, fishing, and time with her family.

Survivors include:

Her son, Robert Reilly and wife Jennifer of Denver.

Their children, Samuel and Frankie Reilly.

Her son, Daniel Reilly of Denver.

His children, Jacob, Paige and Joshua Reilly.

Her daughter, Patricia Kitzman of Ellis.

Her children, Jamie Linden, Erin Hobbs and Joseph Kitzman.

Her daughter, Pamela Gnad and husband John of Ellis.

Her children, Zachary Gehring, Matthew Gehring, Nicholas Gering, Step daughter, Madelynn Rudzik and step son, Maverick Gnad.

As well as 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Patrick Reilly; brothers, Robert, John and James Malouff, a sister, Sarah Freeman and a son-in-law, Randy Kitzman.

Margarets family will hold a celebration of life service 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: St Jude Childrens Research Hospital

Condolences may be left by guest book at

Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.


Family to do services at later date

Keithley Funeral Chapel

400 E. 17th Street

Ellis, Kansas 67637

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