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James L. "Jim" Warren

March 8, 1942 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 75)

James L. “Jim” Warren

James L. “Jim” Warren, 75, Hays, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Hays Medical Center.

He was born March 8, 1942 in Hays the son of John and Irene (Coupal) Warren.  He graduated from Hays High School in 1960 and attended Fort Hays Kansas State College for two years.  On October 16, 1965 he married Lynda Meyers in Kismet, Kansas.  His career included oilfield insulation, home insulation, parking lot maintenance and striping, a drywall business, and cleaning pumping units.  He was an entrepreneur, an inventor, an artist, he loved his work, and was a dedicated father of his two sons.  He was a former board member for The Arc of Central Plains, was very active and a former board member of the Early Childhood Development Center, was a board member of Strokes of Genius, and a founder of Erik’s Originals.

Survivors include his former wife and caregiver since his diagnosis with ALL, Lynda Warren of Hays, two sons; Jason Warren and Erik Warren, both of Hays, a sister; Kay Howell of Pasadena, TX, a sister-in-law; Sue Crow of Brownwood, TX, a niece; Stacey Broers and husband Scott of Ozawkie, KS, and three nephews; Scott Warren of Topeka, Wesley Howard and wife Carol of Pasadena, TX and Rodney Howard and wife Brenda of Round Rock, TX, and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; Charles “Pat” Warren and Doug Warren.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the North Oak Community Church, 3000 Oak Street, Hays.  Burial will follow in the Ft. Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Bethesda Place,, or to Strokes of Genius, Inc., in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine St., Hays.  Condolences may be left for the family at





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