Margaret Mary (Malouff) McKenna

Margaret Mary (Malouff) McKenna, age 85, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society, Hays. She was born June 11, 1937, in Capulin, Colo., to John and Mary Malouff.

Margaret was a farmer and owned the Red Vest Inn restaurant in Plainville. She enjoyed decorating especially at Christmas time, cooking, fishing, and time with her family.

Survivors include: Her son, Robert Reilly and wife Jennifer of Denver., their children, Samuel and Frankie Reilly; her son, Daniel Reilly of Denver, his children, Jacob, Paige and Joshua Reilly; her daughter, Patricia Kitzman of Ellis, her children, Jamie Linden, Erin Hobbs and Joseph Kitzman; her daughter, Pamela Gnad and husband John of Ellis, her children, Zachary Gehring, Matthew Gehring, Nicholas Gering; stepdaughter, Madelynn Rudzik and stepson, Maverick Gnad; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Patrick Reilly; brothers, Robert, John and James Malouff, a sister, Sarah Freeman and a son-in-law, Randy Kitzman.

Margaret’s family will hold a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, at the Monte Vista Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences may be left by guest book at

Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.