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Norma Brungardt

November 1, 2021


Norma Brungardt, age 83 years old, of Ellis, Kansas, died Monday, November 1, 2021 at Bethel Home in Montezuma, Kansas.

She was born February 17, 1938 in Damar, Kansas to Dolphis Senesac and Clara (LaBarge) Senesac. She married Elmer Brungardt on September 1, 1956 in Damar. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2017.

Norma loved her family and spending time with them, attending Mass and would go daily and often twice on Sunday's, for many years she maintained the votive candles at St. Mary's. She also loved to play bingo. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Daughters of Isabella, and VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, Dave (Joyce) Brungardt of Rosemount, MN; Jerry Brungardt (Mary) of Haysville, KS and Mike (Jeanette) Brungardt of Haysville, KS; three daughters, Sue (Duff) Watson and Connie (Rick) Brin all of Hays, KS and Debbie (Daron) Watson of Montezuma, KS; Ten grandchildren, Amanda (Ramon) Lopez of San Antonio TX; Audra O'Reagan (Dylan) of Hays, KS; Brandi Watson of Hays, KS and Nolan (Jessica) Watson of Manhattan KS; Kaylee (Reese) Loveland of Lee’s Summit MO; Cody and Cade Watson of Montezuma KS; Cassy (Ryan) Perkins, of Miltonvale KS; Justin Brungardt of Allen, TX and Brittany Brungardt of Haysville, KS, Four great-grandchilden, David Lopez of San Antonio, TX; Ryker and Knox O'Reagan of Hays, KS and Cash of Montezuma, KS; three sisters Greta Graf of Damar, KS; Wilma Hollerich of Tipton, KS and Kathy Freuenkron of Norman OK.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Carl, Lester, Eldo, Ronnie Senesac, sisters Doris Foster, Verna Fortner and Phylis Senesac; Grandchildren, Logan Watson, Monica Watson, and Rachel (Brungardt) Binder.

Services will be 10:00 AM Monday, November 8, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis, Kansas. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday 6 PM – 8 PM  and Monday 9:00 AM until service time all at St. Mary’s Church.

A combined Daughters of Isabella rosary and parish vigil service will be Sunday at 7:00 PM at the church.

The Funeral Mass may be viewed on Facebook Live. If you want to view online, please go to and select the Facebook Live tab at the top of the page. Once the service starts the video will come on live.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, or Veterans of Foreign Wars all of Ellis. Donations made payable to the organization and may be sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601. 

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

To send flowers to Norma's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Mass
November 8, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
703 Monroe
Ellis, Kansas 67637

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