OBITUARY

Regina Lee Lewis

July 24, 1935April 25, 2019
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Regina Lee Lewis

Age 83, passed away April 25th, 2019. Regina was born on July 24th, 1935 to the late Leroy and Regina Kepley.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Paul Kent Lewis Sr.; son, Paul Kent Lewis Jr., daughter, Karen Lewis; brothers, Leroy (Janet) Kepley, Kenneth (Suzy) Kepley, sister Diane Kepley; grandchild Keagan Lewis.

A visitation will be held Sunday, May 5th from 1:00-3:00pm at Devorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, followed by a Rosary at 5:00pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2007 N. Arkansas, Wichita, KS 67203. A Mass of Christian Burial will also take place at St. Patrick Catholic Church Monday, May 6th at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Leroy and Regina Kepley, Parents
  • Paul Kent Lewis Sr., Husband of 48 years
  • Paul Kent Lewis Jr., Son
  • Karen Lewis, Daughter
  • Leroy Kepley, Brother
  • Janet Kepley, Sister-in-law
  • Kenneth Kepley, Brother
  • Suzy Kepley, Sister-in-law
  • Diane Kepley, Sister
  • Keagan Lewis, Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Paul Lewis, Jr.
  • Tim Page
  • Mike Timmermeyer
  • Joe Dukich
  • Heath Schwartz
  • Ted Lewis
  • Brian Lewis
  • Danny Lewis
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Patrick Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 6, 2019

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Regina Lee Lewis

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Regina Lee Lewis was born July 24th, 1935 in Clay Center, Kansas to Leroy and Regina Kepley. She was the oldest of four children (Leroy, Jr., Kenneth and Diane). Her family moved around a lot because her father worked as an engineer for the railroad. They lived in various cities throughout Nebraska and Kansas. The family eventually settled down in Wichita, Kansas.

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Reginia was well-educated, popular and extremely talented. She was the lead in several school plays and was a member of the Kapaun band. She was a trained in tap dancing and ballet and played several instruments including the accordion , marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and piano. She also created several oil paintings.

Her educational background consisted of attending Mount Carmel High School. Regina earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature, Music and Education from Duchesne College in Omaha, Nebraska. She continued on with her education at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island where she received her Masters of Education Degrees in Education and Language Arts.

During the 1950's she won a beauty/talent contest sponsored by the Wichita Eagle. The prize was a trip to Hollywood, a screen test and a meeting with Elizabeth Taylor. Regina thought she was the most beautiful woman she had ever seen.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Regina Lee Lewis was born July 24th, 1935 in Clay Center, Kansas to Leroy and Regina Kepley. She was the oldest of four children (Leroy, Jr., Kenneth and Diane). Her family moved around a lot because her father worked as an engineer for the railroad. They lived in various cities throughout Nebraska and Kansas. The family eventually settled down in Wichita, Kansas.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Reginia was well-educated, popular and extremely talented. She was the lead in several school plays and was a member of the Kapaun band. She was a trained in tap dancing and ballet and played several instruments including the accordion , marimba, vibraphone, xylophone and piano. She also created several oil paintings.

Her educational background consisted of attending Mount Carmel High School. Regina earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature, Music and Education from Duchesne College in Omaha, Nebraska. She continued on with her education at Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island where she received her Masters of Education Degrees in Education and Language Arts.

During the 1950's she won a beauty/talent contest sponsored by the Wichita Eagle. The prize was a trip to Hollywood, a screen test and a meeting with Elizabeth Taylor. Regina thought she was the most beautiful woman she had ever seen.

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