Kristine Jane Pulliam, age 57, a resident of Iola, KS, died Monday, December 25, 2017, at her home. She was born May 27, 1960, in Harlan, IA, the daughter of Herbert and Alice Morris Hansen. She grew up and graduated high school in Elk Horn, IA. She married Earl Dean Pulliam on November 13, 1993, in Farlington, KS. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2007. Kris worked as a cosmologist for several years. She then began a career as a CNA/CMA, working for several local nursing homes and Allen County Hospital. Everything revolved around her children, grandchildren, and family. She loved teaching them to fish, drink coffee, and tell them stories. She enjoyed sewing, various crafts, and being outdoors. She was a home away from home for many.
Survivors include two daughters, Emily Pulliam and Ethan Lefert, Iola, KS, and Amber Pulliam and fiancé Jonathon Gay, Bronson, KS; a step-son Earl Jay Pulliam; three step-daughters, Sarah Chandler and husband Jason, Krystal Pulliam, and Heather Gaughan; a brother, Ralph Edward Hansen and wife Grete, St. Mary’s, GA; a sister, Martha Farley and husband Jim, Bronson, KS; two grandchildren, Willow Pulliam and Remington Pulliam; thirteen step-grandchildren; a nephew, John Farley and wife Cheryl, Iola, KS; a niece Roberta Reetz and husband Nathan, Pittsburg, KS; and six great nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Earl, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jayde Pulliam, a brother, Robert Hansen; a nephew, Zack Hansen; and her parents.
A celebration of life will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday, December 28th, at the Bronson Community Center. Memorials are suggested to the Kristine Pulliam Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.