Ronald N. Haney, age 85, joined his mother and father in heaven on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Leisure Homestead in Stafford, KS. Ronald was born on September 20, 1936, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Phillip and Lenora Cole Haney. Ron grew up in Stafford County moving to Colby, Ks when he was 10 developing a love of sports.
During junior high and high school, Ron played all sports Colby had to offer. He played football while in college at K-State, with his senior year at Fort Hays State. Ron graduated from Fort Hays with a double major in Biology and health and recreation. Ron and Ramona Cayton met on the Fort Hays Campus. Ramona needed a ride back to Thomas County and a year later on August 3, 1958, they were married in Colby, Kansas.
After college, he taught school and coached various sports for 12 years. He taught at Herndon, Selden, Sharon Springs, and Brewster. In 1972 Ron and their family moved to Garden City, KS where he worked for Lee construction. He continued his love for sports by being an avid GCCC Bronc Buster fan. He encouraged all his children to try their hardest and give all sports a chance. His passion for creating beautiful works of art out of wood led him to be a life member of the Wood Carvers of America group and created a new position at Lee Construction as a pattern maker. Later working as a chief pattern maker for AcraPlant.
Along with sports and wood carving, animals were a lifelong passion. Ron spent many years with the Garden City Kennel Club. His retirement was used driving for Kansas SRS, taking patients all over the state.
Ron spent his final evening watching his grandson coach the Stafford High School boys’ basketball teams’ victory over the Pretty Prairie boys. His grandparents and family lived in Pretty Prairie most of their lives. We are comforted by the thought that his last night was spent enjoying sports and family.
Ron is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ramona Haney of Garden City. Son, Rod Haney, and wife Jeanette of Burden, Ks. 3 daughters, Renee and husband Rex Slover of Murphy, Tx. Rochelle and husband JC Smith of Stafford, Ks and RaDonna Perrin of Queen City, TX. 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Phil and Lenora Haney, grandson Ryan Haney and son-in-law Ken Perrin.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas. Memorial services will be Live-streamed at www.priceandsons.com.
Private family inurnment will be in the Beulah Cemetery in Colby, Kansas at a later date.
There will be no calling times.
Memorials In Lieu of Flowers may be written to the Finney County Historical Society in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main Street, Garden City, Kansas, 67846.