Share |

 

Linn County News

Published Oct. 10, 2018

Howard “Jack” Hayes, age 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at his home in Nevada, Mo., after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his family, including his six sons. He was born June 29, 1931, in Louisburg, to Sam and Madge (Smith) Hayes. 

He married his high school sweetheart, Marian Conley, on June 9, 1951, in Long Beach, Calif., just before he was deployed to the Korean War. 

Jack attended school in Pleasanton. In 1945 he enlisted in the Kansas State Guard (later reorganized as the Kansas Army National Guard). He graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1950. He was the first in his family to graduate high school. Later that year, on Dec. 1, 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Hopewell (DD681) from 1950-1954 during the Korean War. 

After Jack was honorably discharged from the Navy, he and Marian settled in southern California, and he began working for San Diego Gas and Electric. While working full-time, Jack attended night school at San Diego City College where he graduated in 1961 with an Associate’s Degree. 

While living in California, he learned to scuba dive and enjoyed diving in the bay of Baja, Calif. He was also a charter member of the local VFW, helping to organize the post in Chula Vista, Calif. 

In 1966, they relocated to Linn County, and he worked for Bendix Corp. in Kansas City. In 1971, he went to work for Bechtel Power Corp. where he traveled nationally and internationally building fossil fuel and nuclear power plants. He retired after 20 years as an electrical superintendent. 

During his life, Jack was active in his church and community. In 1964, Jack joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school and had numerous other callings in the church. He also served as a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts (where he organized the BSA troop in Mound City). He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was a great story teller and had a great sense of humor. 

Jack is survived by his wife Marian of 67 years; his six sons, Mike and Nancy Hayes, Pleasanton, Kan., Craig and Pam Hayes, Nevada, Mo., Duane and Kathy Hayes, Rio Rancho, N.M., Jeff and Kim Hayes, Cherokee, Iowa, Douglas and Rosanne Hayes, Leavenworth, Kan., and Sam and Malu Hayes, Republic, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters, Ellen Mae and Richard Butts, and Margie Stroud; and brother-in-law Raymond Troth. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Madge Hayes; his sister, Dorothy Troth; and brother-in-law Bill Stroud. 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, Mo. The funeral will be held at the Nevada chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Brooklyn Cemetery in rural Linn County.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Linsey, Don, Janelle and Kyle of Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care and support of Jack and the family during his time of need. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief fund. Condolences may be left online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.

OBITUARIES

Carol Jeanne Zimmerman 04-16-1934 to 02-11-2019

thumb

Linn County News Published Feb. 20, 2019   Carol Jeanne Zimmerman, age 84 of Olathe, Kan., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home. Carol was born April 16, 1934, in Blackwell, Okla. She was the fifth of seven children born to Holly and Anna Pauline (Becker)... [More]

Verl Ray Jones 03-22-1929 to 10-22-2018

thumb

Linn County News Published Feb. 13, 2019   Verl Ray Jones, born on March 22, 1929, in Pleasanton, Kan., passed away at the age of 89 on Oct. 22, 2018, in Lakewood, Colo. Verl is survived by his wife, Linda Jones; former wife, Shirley Leisure Jones; daughters... [More]

Romalea Miller 08-17-1928 to 02-05-2019

thumb

 Linn County News Published Feb. 13, 2019  Romalea Miller, age 90, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at The Residencies at Pleasanton. She was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Miami County, Kan., the daughter of Glenn and Alice Mills Good.... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Feb. 2 wind development public meeting held

thumb

  Concerned Citizens of Linn County held an informational meeting on Feb. 2 at the Centerville Community Center. Over 50 Linn County citizens and landowners joined opponents of a German-owned company’s planned wind farm development on this day to discuss the impact... [More]

Board broadens Prairie View High course options

thumb

  Choices include semester-long English, auto tech     Prairie View High juniors and seniors will have additional course options beginning next school year. As approved by the Unified School District 362 board of education at their monthly meeting Monday,... [More]

Linn County man killed on slick Miami County road

thumb

    A Mound City man, Dennis J. Gentry, age 64, was fatally injured at 1:25 p.m. last Tuesday, Feb. 5,  on U.S. Highway 169 near 355th Street in Miami County when, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, his 2002 Chevy Silverado was southbound on... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Jayhawk and Buffalo JV wrestling competes at Burlington

thumb

  The Jayhawk and Prairie View JV wrestling teams competed at the Burlington JV Invitational on Feb. 9. This was a very large tournament with 32 teams, and the tournament was divided into brackets according to weight class with four to five wrestlers in each bracket.... [More]

Prairie View places fourth in Pioneer League tournament

thumb

      The Buffalo wrestling team competed in the Pioneer League tournament at Burlington on Feb. 9. The tournament was originally scheduled for Feb. 7 at Iola, but bad weather had the tournament rescheduled and relocated. The Buffalos placed fourth with... [More]

More Sports