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Rogene B. Fell

February 27, 2021


Rogene Fell, age 89 of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Hays, KS. She blessed this world a few days short of 90 years ago to parents Herman and Florence Bruhn of Whitewater, Kansas. She was born on March 16, 1931 at Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.  She graduated from Whitewater High School and attended Wichita University and Business Prep School. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in Wichita. She married Ernest Fell on May 17, 1958 at the Federated Church in Whitewater. They moved to Hays in 1963 where together they owned and operated the Western Auto store until retiring in 1990. They worked and traveled together visiting 49 states in their motorhome. They were members of camping groups and traveled with family and friends. They have enjoyed the Albuquerque Balloon Festival with their daughter and family twice as well as a three-month trip to Alaska. They enjoyed spending their winters in South Texas with friends from around the country.

Through her hands she had many talents. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ at home. She sang in the choir at the First United Methodist Church along with other church organizations such as the Peddlers Fair and Women's Circle. She had a knack for embroidery and made many tea towels for gifts. She could sew almost anything from a dress pattern to a scooter cover for the motorhome. She has collected napkins since the early 1950s and has some unique ones.

She passed away at her home in Hays with her husband and daughter by her side. We give thanks to God that she is free from the pain and worries of this world and living fully in His presence. We anticipate the privilege to meet her again.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Fell of the home; daughter Linda Pacey, husband Steve Pacey, grandson Linden Pacey all of McPherson. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Florence Bruhn; and stepfather, Floyd Bailey.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be 2 PM - 4 PM on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice at HaysMed. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of the Funeral Chapel.

To send flowers to Rogene B. Fell's family, please visit our floral store.


March 20, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory
2509 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

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