Karley Shay “Punkin” Broers, 25, Edgerton, Kansas, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Edgerton.


Funeral services were held with burial at Rock Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karley Broers Memorial Fund and sent along with any condolences for family to Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.


Karley Shay was born Sept. 6, 1994, in Olathe, Kansas, the daughter of Allan Eugene Broers and Mashell Ann Abbot. Karley grew up in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 2013 where she was active in volleyball and cheerleading.


She attended NCCC and loved going to the lake with her family and friends. Karley Shay was the life of the party anywhere she was present. Her smile and sweet nature were apparent, as was her love for you. She was quick to hug you tight and tell you she loved you. Her laugh was contagious and she was always polite and gracious. She loved tailgating and watching and cheering for the KC Chiefs. She loved big crowds, loud music but was wild and free in her nature and loved country cruising and riding in the combine with her dad as a little girl. Karley loved Halloween and dressing up for parties. She was beautiful in spirit and physicality, loved her family fiercely and was the best “Kiki” ever.


Karley is survived by her father and his wife, Allan and Debbie Broers, of rural Douglas County; mother, Shelly Abbott, of Edgerton; sister, Kelsey (Dwayne) Register and their children, Caleb, Kylie and Kinley Register, of rural Franklin County; half-sister, Stephanie (Trace) Kendrick and their son, Shepherd, of Wichita; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Linda Broers, of rural Miami County; maternal grandparents, Gordon and Vicki Brooks, of Edgerton; maternal step-grandmother, Teresa Jean Abbott of KCK; uncle Chris Abbott and his children, Ciarra (Tony) San Miguel, Tommy James (Brittany) Eastland, Christopher Cole Abbott, Randi (Kris) Van Lerberg and Wyatt Wesley Abbott; uncle Blake Abbott and his children, Saveena and Logan; uncle Chase (Lauren) Abbott and their children Mya and Max; aunts, Mary Faye (Kevin) Brown and their children Hunter and Hadlee, Melissa Faye Brooks and her children Caden Brooks, Rider Brooks and Jace Blanchard; Melanie Faye Brooks and her children, Mackenzie, Kirsten, Chloe and Tyson Kennon; Madeline Faye Brooks and Riley Gibson and their son, Royce; uncle, Evan (Patty) Broers and their sons Jacob and Andrew; aunt and uncle, Victoria and Brett Griffith; aunt and uncle Valeria and Zac Murphy, of Amarillo, Texas.


Karley is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Leonard Abbott and cousin Brittney Kennon.