March 31, 2023

Delela Christean “Christie” Coen Kee

Delela Christean “Christie” Coen Kee, age 41, of Elkhart, Kansas passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home. Christie was born March 31, 1975, in Hays, Kansas. She is the daughter of Donald E. Coen and Norma Jean (Lackey) Coen.

She married Darrin Kee on May 3, 2008, in Elkhart, Kansas. Christie’s family and friends were the most important part of her life. She enjoyed watching NASCAR, her dogs, and activities with her children. Christie was overjoyed with the birth of her new granddaughter, Lily and looked forward to spending time with her. Thank you so much to all the family and friends bringing in food and supplies, the family is greatly appreciative.

Survivors include her husband, Darrin of Elkhart Kansas; daughters, Brittany Coen of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Breanna Taylor and husband Michael of Gastonia North Carolina; son, Douglas Kee of Elkhart, Kansas; granddaughter, Lily’Ann Taylor; father, Donald Coen and wife Kay of Elkhart, Kansas; mother, Norma “Jean” Coen of Elkhart, Kansas: sisters, Debra Disch and husband Greg of Fort Smith Arkansas, Donna Renz and husband Steve of Lakin, Kansas, Barbara Luck and husband Jeff of Elkhart, Kansas; brother, Donald “Alan” Coen of Elkhart, Kansas; aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and many other family and friends.  

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the viewing on Monday April 18, 2016, from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kansas. A memorial graveside service will be held at the Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Kansas at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 21, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Christie Kee Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.