Margaret Ann Brack, age 76, of Ellis, Kansas, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society, Ellis, after a short battle with cancer.
She was the eldest daughter of Frank J and Hanora (Henderson) Keller born on May 4th, 1944 in WaKeeney, Kansas. She attended Ellis High School graduating in 1962. On October 5, 1963 she married the love of her life, Morris Brack, in Ellis at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Margaret lived all of her adult life in Ellis, living on the farm with Morris, for many years she worked at Alloway’s Restaurant in the days of the buffet, patrons came from far and wide to eat the buffet especially on Mother's Days, Easter and Memorial Day weekend. She always spoke with pride of the days feeding the local families and friends as well as those who came to Ellis to visit. In more recent years she could be seen doing maintenance at Spruce Village, and making crafts and meals for some of her adopted residents there. She also worked at Meal site and with her daughter Margo at the Ellis Golf Club.
All who knew Margaret knew she truly had a heart of gold, if she had a dollar, it meant someone else had 75 cents, she never wanted any attention for her kindness and good deeds, preferring instead to remain in the background. She loved anything to do with family, crafts, puzzles, sewing, canning, cooking, baking, attending the kids and grandkids games and activities and racing, especially racing, always cheering for her #8B Kaishen Brack and #08 Dakota Sproul.
Margaret loved her husband Morris, taking care of him daily as he faded away from Alzheimer’s and was heartbroken when he passed away only 1.5 years ago. Without a doubt her greatest pride and joy was her 3 children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, her unselfish love and the gleam in her eyes, along with her warm smile were heartwarming, anytime she was around them. Her kindness and love of her family was apparent every day as she put everyone before herself and never asked anything in return since “she didn't want to bother anyone.”
She is survived by her son Mark Brack (Gail), two daughters, Maryl (Tim) Gottschalk and Margo Brack, all of Ellis, Three sisters, Virginia (Gina Sproul, Judy Kuhn and Deanna Wellbrock, all of Hays. Grandchildren, Jerome Gottshalk (Jenni), Kimberly Gottschalk, Keisha Ghumm (Ethan) Kaishen Brack; step grandchildren, Sarah Dreiling (Joe) Todd Walker, and Christy Schoenthaler (Devin) great grandchildren, Julian Gottschalk, Braxton Ghumm: and great step grandchildren, Elizabeth Dreiling, Eli Dreiling, Emmitt Dreiling and Easton Schoenthaler.
She was preceded in death by her husband Morris, her parents, and brothers Al and Darrell Keller, and brother in law Chuck Sproul.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 31, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. Inurnment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ellis.
Memorial visitation will be Thursday 9:30 AM until service time with a rosary service will be at 10:00 AM all at St. Mary's Church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Ellis Meal Site or Ellis Food Pantry.
Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.
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