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Colby, Kansas resident Lindsey Kay Shanks, 32, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Topside Manor in Goodland, KS.
Lindsey was born on September 10, 1987 to David and Kay (Heil) Rogers in Denver, CO. She was one of two children. Lindsey spent part of her younger years in Denver and in St. Francis, KS. She attended school in St. Francis for her Junior High years. She eventually moved back to Denver and graduated from high school in 2005. She had a full ride scholarship to college, started college, chose to move back home and take care of her mother. She got married and out of that marriage came her daughter, Morgan Shanks. Morgan was the joy of her life and her greatest blessing. She was an active member of NA and AA. She loved to dance, loved music of all genres, and loved to enjoy life with the people around her.
Lindsey was a giver, loved to be around people and help people. Lindsey’s life experiences and struggles equipped her to help others and give as she so graciously would. She was a fighter, a mom, a friend and an inspiration to many with her giving spirit. She entered many different arenas throughout her life, however in the end she found her way to the Lord and He led her home. She gave love and light out in the world, helping to touch many of those she encountered. She loved many and was loved by many.
Preceding her in death was her mother Kay Heil Rogers, and her maternal grandparents Julia and Wesly Heil.
She is survived by her daughter Morgan Shanks of Colby, KS, her mom and dad David and Patty Rogers and a niece Taylnn Wieck of St. Francis, KS, a brother Russell Rogers and girlfriend Kristi McRedmond of Thornton, CO, a sister Vanessa Wieck and Crockett Stortz, as well as their daughter Emberlynn of Colby, KS. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother Betty Rogers of Wray, Colorado and paternal grandfather Kenny Rogers of Meeker, CO; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.