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Richard Flax

December 20, 1940 — March 6, 2020

Richard Flax

Obituary



Richard C. Flax, age 79, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Trego Lemke Long Term Care Center in WaKeeney, Kansas. He was born December 20, 1940 in Hays, Kansas to Carl and Bertha (Honas) Flax. On October 9, 1965 he married Charlene (Klaus) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays, Kansas.

Richard was a farmer and stockman as well as a water hauler in the oil fields and a dump truck driver hauling millings for highway construction. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Ellis. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene of Ellis; three sons, Mark Flax and wife Jackie of Ellis, Gary Flax and wife Tricia of Russell and Arlen Flax and wife Rose of Ellis and three grandchildren, Jarod Flax of Goodland, Braden Flax of Russell and Emma Flax of Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Flax.

Funeral services will be 10 AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Ellis. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be Monday 6 PM 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until service time all at St. Marys Catholic Church.

A combined parish vigil and rosary will be 7 PM Monday at the church.

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Marys School or St. Marys Church.

Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com

















Services







Visitation Monday

March 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Combined rosary and vigil service Monday

March 9, 2020

7:00 PM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Visitation Tuesday

March 10, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637









Funeral Mass Tuesday

March 10, 2020

10:00 AM

St. Mary's Catholic Church

703 Monroe

Ellis, Kansas 67637

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