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Obituary: Duane L. Hayes


February 22, 2007

Services for Duane Lee Hayes, 79, Independence, Mo., will be at noon Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora. Burial will follow at Eudora City Cemetery.

Mr. Hayes died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Eudora Nursing Center.

He was born March 28, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Clarence W. and Jessie L Coffman Hayes.

Mr. Hayes worked at the General Motors Leeds Assembly Plant for 40 years. He was a member of the Westmoreland Glass Club. He was active in Boy Scouts of America Troop 363 in Independence and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

He married Anna Luella Long on Dec. 30, 1956, in Eudora. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, David Hayes, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Barbara Rowe, Estero, Fla., and Mary Ellen Boyd, Ashburn, Va.; his mother-in-law, Fern Long, Eudora; a sister-in-law, Mary Beem, Eudora; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Becky Long, San Antonio; and four grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to the Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Council to the "Lone Bear Fund," 10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, or Heart of America Hospice, 3715 SW 29th St., Suite 20, Topeka 66614.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence is in charge of the arrangements.

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