Kelly Kathleen Hogan passed away Nov. 20, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Kelly lost her life to leukemia following a bone marrow transplant. Kelly was 52. Kelly was born June 18, 1965, in Wichita to Dick and Judy Hogan, who preceded her in death.
Kelly grew up in Newton. She graduated from Newton High School in 1983 and went on to get her bachelor’s degree from Wichita State and her master’s degree in social work from The University of Kansas.
Kelly is survived by her partner Lori Thomas; Lori’s daughter, Eva Parish; friends Teresa Gaede-Driver and Larry Barth; and beloved dog Gabby. She also is survived by brother Mike Hogan; sister-in-law Jana of Valley Center; niece Bailey of Warrensburg, Mo.; nephew Ethan of Manhattan; brother Tim Hogan; sister-in-law Sonya; nephews Noah and Caleb, and niece Judith of Lawrence; brother Danny of Newton; niece Kasey of Manhattan; nephew Corey of Hutchinson; and sister-in-law Holly Hogan of Hutchinson.
Kelly spent her last days surrounded by family and friends. She spoke often of how truly fortunate she felt for the people in her life. She made many new friends along her journey. Kelly was deeply loved and will never be forgotten. Kelly requested a celebration of life to be held in her honor for family and friends.
The celebration of life will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the First United Methodist Church of Valley Center in the Wesley Celebration Center, 560 N. Park Drive, Valley Center. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Caring Hands Humane Society in Kelly’s name. Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 E. Third St., Newton, KS 67114. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.