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Warren C. Kraus

February 19, 1927 — April 24, 2019

Warren C. Kraus


Warren C. Kraus, age 92, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Ellis. He was born February 19, 1927 in Hays, Kansas to Carl and Sadie (Ward) Kraus. On December 21, 1947 he married Rosemary Duncker in Ford, Kansas.

Warren was farmer and served in the US Navy on the USS Tulagi at the end of WW II. He was a member of the Hays and Ellis First United Methodist Churches, VFW, American Legion, 40/8, Kansas Farm Bureau and he was presented a Quilt of Honor.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Ellis; a daughter, Sheila Phillips and husband Michael of Maryville, Missouri; two brothers, Kenneth Kraus of Omaha, Nebraska and Harold Kraus of Hays; a grandson, Mark Craig and wife Sarah and children Wyatt and Juliet all of Brooklyn, New York.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Kraus; two brothers, Eldon and John Kraus and a sister, Dorothy Bemis.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Hays First United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors courtesy of the Hays VFW Honor Guard will be 1:30 PM in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be Friday, 5 PM 8 PM at Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601. Saturday visitation will be at the church 10 AM until service time.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hays First United Methodist Church or the Parkinson Foundation (

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at


Visitation Friday

April 26, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2509 Vine Street

Hays, Kansas 67601

Funeral Service Saturday

April 27, 2019

10:30 AM

Hays First United Methodist Church

305 w. 7th street

Hays, Kansas 67601

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