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Ivan Hays

October 5, 1934 ~ March 7, 2012

Ivan B. Hays, 77, of Wichita, Kansas, social worker, died Wednesday evening, March 7, 2012 at Wichita, Kansas.

He was born the son of John F. and Juanita Hays October 5, 1934, at Caldwell, Kansas. Ivan is a 1952 graduate of Caldwell High School, Caldwell, Kansas.

Upon completion of high school Ivan joined the Navy and served four years. He then attended Wichita State. After graduating from Wichita State he continued his education receiving a Masters Degree in Social Work from Kansas University.

Ivan enjoyed working for the State of Missouri as a social worker and upon retirement went into private practice. He lived in Kansas City, Missouri for 46 years.

During his retirement Ivan traveled extensively especially enjoying Prague and China. Five years ago he moved to Wichita, Kansas to be closer to his family.

Ivan is preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Pauline and brother Tom.

He is survived by his brothers Ted Hays of California, Jim Hays of Wellington, KS; sisters, Maxine Armstrong of Wichita, KS, Virginia Ward of Andover, Betty Craig of Wichita, KS, Deanie Day of Wellington, KS, Janet D. Lowery of Wichita, KS, Marcella Culver of Kingfisher, OK, Jane Peters of Island Park, Idaho, Elaine Clum of Conway Springs, KS, Peggy Meshke of Hutchinson and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services for Ivan will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the Border Queen Cruisers Cemetery Directory Project or to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association.

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Brian Henderson

Family and Friends - 03/08/2012

Many thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Darlene & Virgil Lowry

Family and Friends - 03/09/2012

Our love and memories will be with us always..

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is uncertain, today is here.

Use it wisely.. Goodby to our "Brother Ivan" Darlene

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without !!!!


Carla Jewell

Family and Friends - 03/10/2012

To the entire Hays family, especially to my great friend, Peggy, and her son Brian, and her sisters, Betty, Maxine, Denie, Darlene and Elaine whom I have had an opportunity to meet in years past. I also have had the opportunity to meet your brother at various times when he was living in KC and then later in Wichita. He was a very kind, gentle and appreciative man who always made me feel very welcome in his home. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all, Peggy, Brian, and the entire family at this very difficult time. You have so many special memories that will remain with you forever, and a very special family to share them with.

Carla Jewell



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