Kay L. (Polcyn) Morris, 76, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Main Street Manor in Russell, Kansas.
Born in Hays, Kansas on February 28, 1941, to parents Loretta and William Polcyn.
Kay grew up and attended school in Russell graduating Russell High School in 1959. She attended Loreto Heights College in Denver, Oklahoma State University and Fort Hays State. She was united in marriage to Bill Morris in 1982, and recently celebrated their 35th anniversary. They lived their entire married life on the farm located 17 miles southeast of Russell. For about 4 years, Kay was a tractor driver and at harvest time a truck driver. She then went to work for Dr. Sam for 14 years as a medical insurance specialist. After retirement she enjoyed her hobbies. She would sew very special dolls that went to her daughter in California to be auctioned for several hundred dollars at various charities. She enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Japan, Egypt, Europe, Caribbean and many trips to Las Vegas where she enjoyed playing Craps and Texas Holden poker. She always had a smile on her face and had a special ability to be able to carry on an interesting conversation with just about anyone. Politics being one of her favorite subjects. She helped with many community services in Russell County and was a member of St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell.
She loved being at the ocean and was happiest boogie boarding, swimming, or shelling. She would find a big shell and tell you to hold it to your ear and listen to the ocean. Kay was passionate about the piano, 50ís music and taught her children how to twist! She was simply the most fun person you'd ever met, someone you'd follow anywhere. If you were her friend, you were her friend for life. Her exuberance and optimism were legendary.
She leaves behind her husband Bill Morris of Bunker Hill, daughter Sharian Bond Spencer (Martin)
of Santa Monica, California and James Davis Bond, of Guntown, Mississippi; stepson Case Morris (Deb) of Russell, stepdaughter Kelly Cline (Carl) of Lawrence, KS and her grandchildren she loved with all of her heart; Jack, Tristan, Caroline and James Henry, and step grandchildren, Coady, Kale, Kendall & Kelsey . Her brother James Polcyn passed in 1998.
A celebration of Kay's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Gorham, Kansas. Visitation will be from Noon to 8 P.M. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Thursday evening. Memorials may be given to the Dream Theater and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.