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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • KATHY ( ESPLUND) KEYS

  • Kathy ( Esplund) Keys, 62, died March 1, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born on November 11, 1950 at Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of John R. and Edith Mae (Vandervort) Esplund.
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  • Kathy ( Esplund) Keys, 62, died March 1, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City.  She was born on November 11, 1950 at Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of John R. and Edith Mae (Vandervort) Esplund.
    Kathy grew up in the Minneola and Bloom area, and attended schools in Minneola. She later attended Dodge City Community College, and worked as a certified nurse assistant and continued her education receiving a bachelors degree in nursing. She worked in nursing all of her adult life in Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas. She was employed at Dodge City Regional Hospital, and Trinity Hospital in Dodge City for several years, retiring later due to health.
    She is survived by two sons, Jeff Byrum and wife Tiena, Larned, Steve Byrum and wife Diana, Mountain Home, Arkansas; one brother Alan Esplund and wife Vivian, Dodge City, four sisters, Betty Reid and husband Stanley, and Mary Esplund, both of Minneola, Sheila Esplund and Sharon Tomlin, both of Dodge City, five grandchildren, Nichole and husband Matt Mitchell, Alysa, Kimberly, Katie, and Kaiden Byrum, two greatgrandchildren, Kade and Kelbi Mitchell, and companion, Raymond Mayfield, Minneola.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Eugene Esplund, and one grandchild Christian Byrum.
    Funeral services will be held at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Kirk Larson presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to American Lung Association in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com

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