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Ron Rome

May 18, 1956 ~ November 7, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Obituary

Ronald Rome, age 66, passed away November 7, 2022, at his home in Hays, Kansas following a courageous battle against cancer.

Ron was born May 18, 1956, to Pete and Patricia (Gardner) Rome in Garden City, Kansas. He was a graduate of TMP-Marian and was the owner of Steel Fabrications, Inc., in Hays.

Ron married Carol Rohr, in 1976, and from this union they were blessed with three children: Jordan, Jarrett and Jenna. 

Ron was an avid gardener, fisherman, loved the ocean and spending time with his family, if there was any physicality to a vacation or excursion, Ron was the first in line.  Museums, his aquarium, fossils, geology, and astronomy were a few of his passions, but family was his greatest love. Ron was a kind, honest man, father, grandfather, and friend.

Surviving family members include:  Carol Rome, son: Jordan Rome, daughter: Jenna Rome Darrah, granddaughters: Camdyn Darrah and Caelyn Darrah, mother-in-law: Lillian (Gerstner) Rohr, all residing in Hays. Brothers: Joseph (Anna Mae) Rome, of Holcomb, KS; Mark (Sue) Rome, of Phoenix, AZ; Patrick (Liza) Rome, of El Paso, TX; Timothy (Irene) Rome, of Garden City, KS; Gary (Lisa) Rome, of Woodlands, TX; sisters: Ann Marie Jones, of Lansdowne, VA; Marilyn (Alex) Vest, of Palmer Lake, CO; Teresa Rome, of Colorado Springs, CO; and Lea Rome, of Goodland, KS and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his son Jarrett, his father and mother, brothers: Nicholas and Paul, and father-in-law: Julius J. Rohr.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 East 13th Street, Hays, KS 67601, inurnment will follow the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Hays. Ron's family will also receive guests on Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. 

Memorial Visitation will take place Sunday, November 13, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 PM with a combined parish vigil and rosary at 7:00 PM at Brocks's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Street, Hays, KS 67601.  

Memorials are suggested for Masses, or to be used at the discretion of the family.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Sunday
November 13, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory
2509 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

Combined rosary and vigil service
Sunday
November 13, 2022

7:00 PM
Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory
2509 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

Memorial Visitation
Monday
November 14, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church (Kansas)

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
November 14, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church (Kansas)

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