Fern Ardell Brey

Fern Ardell Brey, 92, of Leavenworth, died, Friday, Oct. 27 2017, at Twin Oaks Health and Rehabilitation. She was born June 22, 1925, in Guymon, Okla., the daughter of Gus H. and Julia E. (McIlroy) Shafer.

Fern Brey

On May 15, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan., Fern married Calvin J. Brey, they were married 63 years. Calvin preceded her in death Oct. 24, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Fern is survived by her grandson Dr. Todd (Julie) McBroom of Leavenworth; her great-grandchildren Baylee and Blaine McBroom; and several nieces and nephews.

Fern was a receiving clerk at the VA medical center for several years and then she went to work for the Hallmark store Hatch’s at the Leavenworth Plaza for 23 years from which she retired. After retiring from work Fern enjoyed living her life for her husband, which whom she loved dearly and has missed greatly since his death, and her family and friends. Fern was a very giving and generous person who was always the optimistic about life and she will be missed greatly by those who knew her and loved her.

Many thanks of appreciation are given to her friends and neighbors who visited her and checked on her welfare during this last year since Calvin’s death. Also want to thank the Meals on Wheels program and volunteers who visited and delivered meals to Fern daily.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A private burial will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Leavenworth Meals on Wheels Program.