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James E. Hayes

d. May 4, 2018

James E. Hayes

James E. (Jim) Hayes, age 82, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.  Jim was born June 29, 1935 in Crofton, Kentucky, the son of Richard E. & Annie (James) Hayes.  A resident of Leoti, Kansas since 1966 moving from Kalvesta, Kansas, he was Owner/Operator of Hayes Sales and Service in Leoti, Kansas.

Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Superintendant.  He was also active in the Leoti Lions Club, Leoti Area Chamber of Commerce, Hi-Plains Educational Cooperative Board of Directors, and Goodland Area Vo-Tech Board of Directors and served on USD 467 School Board for many years.  

On July 22, 1961 he married Rosetta Woods at Cimarron, Kansas.

Jim’s surviving family includes-


Rosetta Hayes-                                      Leoti, Kansas 

One son-

Brian Hayes-                                                Wichita, Kansas

Three daughters-

Dayla & James Jensen-                        Wichita, Kansas

Shannon Hayes-                                    Wichita, Kansas

Shonda Hayes & Vince Evans-            Wichita, Kansas

One sister-

Glenda Luttrull-                                    Trenton, Kentucky

One brother-

Donnie & Monna Hayes-                        Sacramento, Kentucky

Twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren

His parents, a sister, Annette Coker and a granddaughter, Schuyler Carlson precede him in death.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 11, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Leoti, Kansas with the Reverend Brad Kirk officiating.

Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.

In celebration of Jim & his family, there will be a dinner at the Wichita County Community Building following committal services.  All are asked to attend.

Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Leoti E.M.T.’s in care of the funeral home.

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