April 15, 2024

Margaret E. Surprise, age 95, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born on January 22, 1921 in Quinter, Kansas, the daughter of David and Nora Ellen Hockersmith Evans. She was a resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1947 moving from Gove, Kansas. Margaret was known for her cooking at different restaurants in Scott City and Scott County and also for her hand made quilts.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas.

On November 13, 1940 she married Merlin Keyse. He passed away on September 20, 1976 in Scott City, Kansas. On May 23, 1979 she married Lloyd Surprise in Scott City, Kansas. He survives.

Survivors include Husband – Lloyd Surprise of Scott City, Kansas, Two Sons – Tom Keyse of Hoisington, Kansas, David & Carol Keyse of Great Bend, Kansas, Three Daughters – Beverly & Dave Christiansen of Great Bend, Kansas, Norene Buehler of Scott City, Kansas, Terry & Don Brau of Scott City, Kansas, Seven Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband – Merlin Keyse and Two Brothers and One Sister.

Graveside Memorial Services will be held at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 with Steve Payne presiding.

Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church % Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.

Inurnment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

There will be no calling times.