Kristan Kay Mays was born July 9, 1961 in Wellington, Kansas. She grew up in Anthony and attended Chaparral High School. She moved to Germany with her family and newborn daughter, September, where she finished her education. She lived in Hawaii for a short time before returning to Kansas.
She married Tom Mays and this union was blessed with two children: Shawn and Amber. Tom worked in the oilfield so the family moved frequently. While living in Shreveport, Louisiana Kristan started her professional career as an Oil and Gas Lease Analyst. The family later moved to Houston, Texas, where she continued her career, which eventually moved her to Denver, Colorado.
In 2010, Kristan had to retire due to her health battles. She moved back to Argonia, Kansas. During her time in Argonia she loved spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She was an animal lover, of cats especially, and was always taking in strays. She also enjoyed dancing.
Kristan was a very loving and kind person, but also very opinionated and truthful. She was strong willed, dedicated, stubborn, brave and courageous and had no problem telling you what she thought or how she felt. She loved all of her family fiercely and they all knew it.
On January 26, 2019, Kristan passed away in Anthony, Kansas, at the age of 57, after her brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, September Porter.
Kristan will be deeply missed by her children: Shawn Mays and Amber Mays; her parents, Karen and Jerry Hall; grandchildren: Milla Pavlik, Jacob Foote and Julian, Gabriel and Hailee Rodriguez, and Austin Mays; brothers: James Porter and wife, Lisa and children, Cameron, Blake and Evan, and Terry Earles and wife, Pam, and son, Ethan; her beloved cats; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Cornerstone Church, 103 N Elm, Argonia, KS. Burial will follow in the Argonia Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie Rose Funeral Home in Anthony, KS.
Memorials in memory of Kristan may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003, is in charge of arrangements.