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Jerold "Jerry" Wayne Briney

April 22, 1936 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 86)


Jerold “Jerry” Wayne Briney

Jerold “Jerry” Wayne Briney, 86, Hays, died Friday, September 2, 2022 at his home.

He was born April 22, 1936 in Cullison, Kansas the son of Wayne E. “Salty” and Nellie V. (Rice) Briney.  Jerry graduated from Cullison High School in 1954 then continued his education, graduating from Pratt Junior College and Fort Hays State University.  After college, he served in the U.S. Army.  For 25 years, Jerry worked as an insurance adjuster.  He married Ruth E. Jones on August 18, 1957 in Dodge City, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage.  He was lifetime member of the FHSU Alumni Association and a 40-year member of the Elks Club.  He was an Elvis fan, enjoyed classic country music, and his hobbies included coin collecting, hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Ruth of Hays, a son: Gary Briney of Hays, two daughters: Lori Briney Swift of Niceville, FL and Cheryl Kinderknecht and husband Gilbert of Ellis, a granddaughter: Jennifer Bruggeman and husband Tate of Clay Center, and his first great grandchild due in December.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Frank H. Briney.

To celebrate Jerry’s life, his family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays, a brunch will be from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 103 W. 9th St., Ellis, and inurnment will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Sunset Cemetery, Cullison.  Memorials may be made payable to: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. or Sunset Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.  Condolences and memories of Jerry may be shared with the family at   

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September 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home
1906 Pine Street
Hays, KS 67601

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