Vickie Lynn Regehr, 66, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at McPherson Hospital. Vickie was born on April 13, 1956, in Woodward, OK, the daughter of Verla Jean (Thompson) and Milas Preston Thompson, Jr. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1974.
Vickie enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, camping with friends, and target shooting – she also was a gardener with a knack for growing crazy large tomatoes. Family and friends were important and often the recipients of her fun and mischievous nature, as well as her dry humor and kind soul. As many would attest, you never knew what Vickie might say in any given situation. She adored her pets and was an enthusiastic collector of Taz memorabilia. Her career included stints at Hospira, the Kansas Department of Transportation, and CertainTeed.
An avid reader, Vickie was partial to the works of James Patterson. As a woman of faith, she was a committed Christian and believed in the immortality promised to all by Christ.
Survivors include: long-time close friend, Karen Kobs of McPherson, KS; mother, Jean Abbott of Nixa, MO; daughter, Vanessa Williams (Luke) of Garfield, AR; grandsons, Ian Williams and Hank Williams of Garfield, AR; siblings, Connie Hanna (Randy) of Moundridge, KS and Kathy Thompson (Debi) of Hutchinson, KS; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, M.P. Thompson, Jr., and a son, Todd Regehr.
A celebration of life (come & go) will be held on Monday, December 19, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southview Veterinary Hospital (to help pets in need) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.