Howard O. JeffcoatDecember 12, 1925 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 91)
Howard O. Jeffcoat
Howard O. Jeffcoat, 91, Hays, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Newton Medical Center in Newton, Kansas.
He was born December 12, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of Andrew David and Mary Bertha (Mixon) Jeffcoat. After graduating High School, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was discharged from service in 1946. He was united in marriage to Jeanne Marie (Smith) Jeffcoat and together they raised two sons. He then flew for commercial airlines for ten years and spent twenty-six years as a production supervisor for Western Electric Cooperative. He was an avid golfer and loved to play bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs, Smoky Hill Country Club, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.
Survivors include two sons; James “Jim” Jeffcoat and wife Beth of Edmond, Oklahoma, and John Jeffcoat of Independence, Missouri, three grandchildren; David Jeffcoat and wife Mary of Del Rio, Texas, Marie Phillips and husband Tim of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, and Theresa Roggow and husband Jonathan of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Roberta.
A Memorial Mass will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th Street, with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until service time on Thursday at the church and a rosary will be recited at 10:30 am at the church. Military honors by the Hays VFW Honor Guard will follow the funeral services. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howard’s memory and can be left in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com