Karen Kathleen Pelkey, 53, Wellington: Oct. 23, 1962 – Dec. 16, 2015

Pelkey, Karen

Karen Pelkey

Karen Kathleen Pelkey, of Wellington, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 53. 

Karen was born the daughter of Robert L. and Delpha Jane (Stallion) Kirstatter on Tuesday, October 23, 1962 in Denver, Colorado.

On April 23, 1982, Karen and Darryl Pelkey were united in marriage in Mulvane. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.

Survivors include her husband, Darryl Pelkey of Wellington; daughter, Shauna Kirstatter of Wichita, Kansas; son, Dane Kirstatter and his wife Shannon of Waco, Kansas; grandchildren: Bryleigh, Kennedy, Isaiah, Ella, Brandi, Laney and Jaiden; her brother, Tim Kirstatter and his wife Tammy of Clearwater, Kansas and her beloved puppy, Oreo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Kelvin Kirstatter and daughter, Melissa Pelkey. 

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. 

The family asks that contributions be made to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation, PO Box 102, Wellington, Kansas 67152. All contributions will be used towards the costs of services. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.

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