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Peggy Kay (Hattrup) Lee

December 28, 1944 ~ May 6, 2018 (age 73)

Peggy Kay (Hattrup) Lee

Peggy Kay (Hattrup) Lee, 73, Hays, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at her home in Hays.

She was born December 28, 1944 in Dodge City, Kansas the daughter of Bernard “Ben” and Mary (Schmidt) Hattrup.  She attended grade school and middle school at St. Joseph Private School in Offerle and graduated from Windthorst High School in 1962.  After high school she attended the Dominican School of Nursing in Great Bend, Kansas and became a registered nurse.  Her career included working at Hadley Hospital in Hays, Edwards County Hospital, the Medical Lodge in Kinsley, Dodge City Medical Center, and as a school nurse for USD 347.  On May 27, 1995 she married John Edward Lee in Offerle, Kansas. 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Offerle, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hays, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Kinsley.  She enjoyed reading, singing, dancing, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include her husband John, of the home in Hays, two daughters; Jamie Wallace and husband John of Raymore, Missouri, and Cindy Smith and husband Mike of Hays, a son; John Balman and wife Seana of Manhattan, three step-daughters; Donave Yarmer and husband Mel of Albert, Julie Yarmer and husband Maurice of Russell, and Valisa Wagner and husband Scott of Denver, a step-son; Rick Lee and wife Crystal of Beeler, Kansas, two sisters; Marcella Heeke of Conroe, TX and Linda Strecker and husband Joe of Dodge City, ten grandchildren; Shane McBee, Sarah McBee, August Balman, Wyatt Balman, Jonas Balman, Juliet Balman, Ethan Balman, Catherine Balman, Shannon Smith, and Cassidy Smith, eleven step-grandchildren; Danny Yarmer, Valerie Wondra, Tim Yarmer, Matthew Yarmer, Diana Harmony, Justin Yarmer, Neil Yarmer, Sara Simoneau, Danielle Lee, Caleb Lee, and Michalla Pratt, a great granddaughter; Cora Cooper and twenty step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; John Aumiller, an infant brother, a sister; Benita Bullock, and a brother-in-law; Pete Heeke.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, with Fr. Leo Blasi officiating.  Burial will be at 3:30 pm on Friday at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Offerle, Kansas.  Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 10:00 am until 10:45 on Friday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A parish vigil service and rosary will be at 6:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested in Peggy’s memory to EWTN Global Catholic Television Network, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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