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Kelsey Ellen Spence 1986-2020
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Kelsey Ellen Spence 1986-2020

ELLINWOOD — Kelsey Ellen Spence, age 33, passed away on January 22, 2020, surrounded by family and friends in Ellinwood. She was born to Stony and LeeAnn Spence in Corpus Christi, TX, on July 22, 1986. 

If you met Kelsey once, or knew her a lifetime, you were forever changed. Her joy, love, and zest for life knew no bounds. Her smile was infectious. She loved going to concerts and dances, riding horses in the Rosewood Rodeo, and special Olympics bowling. 

Kelsey is survived by her mother LeeAnn Spence, step-father Blair Steffen, sister Heather (Juan) Salinas, fiance Brad Wright, grandfather Carl Smith, aunt Halley (Smith) & uncle Lou LaBombard, uncle Robert (Corale) Spence, papa Ben Bryant, niece and nephews, step-siblings, numerous cousins, and everyone in her Rosewood family. She was preceded in death by her father Stony Spence, grandparents Henrianna Smith and Reb & Lucy Spence, and aunt Laura Smith Cunningham. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Kelsey’s name to Angelman Syndrome Foundation at

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 29th from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. at the St Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St, Ellinwood, Kan.. Condolences may be left for the family at   

Funeral arrangements provided by

Baker Funeral Home

100 S. Cedar

P.O. Box 242 

Valley Center, KS 67147

The Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020