ULYSSES — Irene E. Blackmore, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at Western Prairie Senior Living in Ulysses.

She was born on August 20, 1923, in Kismet to Edward and Pauline (Belan) Kiley.

She married Walker E. Blackmore on April 10, 1948.

She grew up and attended school in Kismet, and later went on to work for Santa Fe Railroad in Dodge City, Johnson and Sublette for five years.

She is survived by her daughters, Edna Thaden of Wichita and Connie Cruth of Ulysses; sons, Mike Blackmore of Ulysses and Steven Blackmore of Wichita; brother, Edward Kiley; sister, Anna Morgan; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sonja Sue Johann; sisters, Ruth Estes and June Arley; and brother, Patrick Kiley.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Catherine Hospice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.