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Craig Joseph Walters

September 19, 1970 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 47)


Craig Joseph Walters

Craig Joseph Walters, 47, Hays, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at HaysMed.

He was born September 19, 1970 in Hays the son of Gerald and Marjorie (Rohr) Walters.  In 1989 he graduated from TMP-Marian High school and attended Dodge City Junior College.  On July 29, 2000 he was united in marriage to Cindy Rose Flax in Salina, Kansas.  He was a cattleman and farmer and worked at Enersys.  Growing up he was an avid 4-H member with the Buckeye Jr. Farmers and won grand champion showmanship many times in both the Ellis County Fair and the Salina Free Fair.  He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and he enjoyed working with cattle, his trucks, and was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.  He was kind hearted, had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved his family and children very much.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy of the home in Hays, one son; Clayton Walters of the home, two daughters; Crystal Walters of the home and Christina Walters of Nebraska, his parents; Gerald and Marjorie Walters of Hays, his grandmother; Mildred Walters of Hays, four sisters; Jennifer Husselman and husband Chris of Augusta, KS, Jolene Wellbrock of Hays, Janell Williams of Wichita, Jessica Bridges and husband John of Hays, his father and mother-in-law; Lawrence and Pearl Flax of Salina, brothers and sisters-in-law; Ricky Flax of Salina, Cheryl West and husband Mark and Shelly Roth and husband Tony, all of Texas, and nine nieces and nephews; Lance and Caleb Husselman, Anna Wellbrock, Alyssa and Amaya Williams, Braxton and Sammy Roth, and Hayden and Kellan West.

He was preceded in death by his brother; Curtis J. Walters in 1998 and a brother-in-law; Steve Wellbrock.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, with Fr. Barry Brinkman officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Monday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Tuesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street.  A parish vigil service and rosary will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested in Craig’s memory to his children’s education fund or to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  Condolences and memories of Craig may be left for the family at

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