Regan Laine Lewis, 20, of Grinnell, KS, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Kearney Regional Medical Center, in Kearney, NE. She was born in Hays, KS, on April 9, 2002, to Patrick and Connie (Werth) Lewis. Regan grew up on the family farm where she loved being around animals. She enjoyed training horses, barrel racing, working and sorting cattle, and driving the combine. She was active in 4-H and FCCLA president. One of her favorite FCCLA projects was training her cat Tigger (Tubby) to become a service cat, which she took to the state level. Regan was also a talented artist and liked painting. Along with caring for animals, Regan was good at caring for people, which led her to pursue a career in nursing. Regan worked her way up from a CNA to a CMA, and then in May of 2022 became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Colby Health and Rehab and was continuing her studies at Colby Community College to receive her Associates Degree in Nursing and to become a Registered Nurse.
Regan was preceded in death by her grandparents, Julian Werth, Ronald Lewis and Jeannine Lewis; uncle Larri Lewis and her trained service cat Tigger (Tubby).
She is survived by her parents Patrick and Connie Lewis, of Grinnell, KS; brothers, Logan Lewis, Merritt Island, FL and Weston Lewis, Wichita, KS; grandmother Elaine Werth, WaKeeney, KS; aunts and uncles, Terry (Stefanie) Werth, Parkville, MO, Tami (Troy) Wilson, Galva, KS, Lynda (Mike) Jamison, Great Bend, KS, Julie Werth, Shawnee, KS, Rhonda (Tom) Unruh, Newton, KS, Brenda (Brent) Blocker, Chapman, KS, Brian (Rachael) Werth, Wichita, KS, Loren (Kristie) Werth, Dearborn, MO, Starla (Allen) Donnel, Edmond, OK and Teresa Lewis, of Grinnell, KS; many cousins and friends and her beloved cats, Beans, Unyen and Kevin.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2022, at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley, with a vigil at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley. Burial will take place in the Gove Cemetery, Gove, KS. Memorials are suggested to the Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter or CCC Endowment Foundation, for the nursing program and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com