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Stephan R. "Steve" Barnes

April 21, 1958 ~ March 19, 2019 (age 60)

Stephan R. “Steve” Barnes

Stephan R. “Steve” Barnes, 60, Hays, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.

He was born April 21, 1958 in Hays, the son of Tom R. and Mary C. “Cathy” (Werth) Barnes.  He graduated from Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University.  On April 28, 1990 he was united in marriage to Kim S. McNeal at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.  They celebrated over 28 years of marriage.  He worked for the City of Hays as the sexton for Mount Allen Cemetery and Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, enjoyed playing guitar, treated people well, and was always smiling and had the right thing to say.  He always put his family first, was very hard working, and was a loving husband, daddy, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife; Kim of the home in Hays, two sons; Jeseph Scott “Jesse” Barnes and John Paul Barnes, both of Hays, three daughters; Hayley Dawn Barnes, Brandi Marie Barnes, and Bailey Nicole Barnes, all of Hays, four brothers; John Barnes and wife Mary of Hays, Howard Barnes and wife Lucy of Yocemento, Tom Barnes II and wife Lori of Topeka, Wilfred “Willie” Barnes of Hays, three sisters; Tamera Lang and husband Wayne of Hays, Glenda Grosnick of Ocala, FL, and Ronda Hall and husband Ron of Enid, OK, an adopted brother; Tyron Barnes of Sarasota, FL, three granddaughters; Jacey, Bentley, and Peyton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 am on Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mount Allen Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Thursday and from 8:30 am until 9:15 on Friday all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  A combined vigil service and rosary will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County.  Condolences and memories of Steve may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com    

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