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Kelly Beisner

November 19, 2020



Kelly Vaughn Beisner, 66, passed away of Covid complications on Thursday evening, November 19, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society in Ellis, Kansas.  He had fought a long-time battle with Parkinson’s for 17 years. 

Kelly was born on January 15, 1954 in Oakley, KS, the son of Harold O. and Betty (Gatlin) Beisner.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University in 1978.  Kelly had a wonderful career in the golf industry and was awarded several salesman awards during his tenure with TORO.  He was united in marriage to Sandra (Taylor) Beisner on May 10, 1997 at the St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. 

Kelly loved people; his family and many friends.  He never met a stranger and thoroughly enjoyed life!  His smile was infectious and lit up the room!  Of course, his favorite hobby was golf and he enjoyed watching Kansas State and KC Chiefs football; he basically enjoyed almost any sporting event.  He also enjoyed playing cards with his family and couldn’t conceal his joy when winning.  He definitely didn’t have a ‘poker face’.  Kelly was a member or affiliated with several Sales, Turf, Equipment and Golf Organizations during his career.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy of the home; son, Taylor and daughter, Grace, both of Hays.  His sister, Linda West (Paul) of Norfolk, Virginia; his brother Kent Beisner (Diana) of Lawrence; stepmother Marian Clinkenbeard, Topeka; stepsisters Kathy Johnson (Greg), Topeka; Kristi Russell (Leroy), Auburn; Kim Girolametto (Danilo), Leawood and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Good Samaritan Society in Ellis for your kindness, love and compassion, as well as other care-givers who have helped and loved Kelly as his disease progressed.

Funeral mass will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 25, 2020, officiated by Father Dana Clark private family burial will follow.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 6 PM - 8 PM with a combined parish vigil and rosary service at 7 PM. 

Wednesday visitation will be 9 AM until service time. 

All events will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Ellis, Kansas.  To honor Kelly, the family would like those attending, if possible, to wear Chiefs or K-state apparel or colors.  The family also requests those in attendance to please wear masks and practice social distancing.

The family suggests memorials in Kelly Beisner’s name to Hays Med Hospice or The Beisner Family (payable to Sandra Beisner) in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel at PO Box 86, Hays, KS 67601.

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November 24, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
703 Monroe
Ellis, Kansas 67637

Combined rosary and vigil service
November 24, 2020

7:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
703 Monroe
Ellis, Kansas 67637

Funeral Mass
November 25, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Ellis)
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