James Hayes
Friday
24
September

Visiation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, September 24, 2021
Church of the Annunciation
701 N Jefferson St
Kearney, Missouri, United States
Friday
24
September

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 24, 2021
Church of the Annunciation
701 N. Jefferson
Kearney, Missouri, United States
816-628-5030

Obituary of James Arthur Hayes

James Arthur Hayes, 80, of Kearney, Missouri, passed away on September 17, 2021. Visitation will be held 11-12pm September 24, 2021, funeral service at 12 o'clock pm September 24, 2021, all services located at The Church of the Annunciation in Kearney Missouri. Jim Hayes was born April 1, 1941, in Wadestown, West Virginia. He played football for University of West Virginia for 1 year, then moved to the Kansas City area when he was 18 years old to join his mom, dad and brother. In 1963 he married Valerie Vogl and had 4 children that they raised over the next 25 years. He built his home in Kearney which he lovingly maintained for the remainder of his life. He was a hardworking man who took pride in building and fixing things with his own hands. He enjoyed the outdoors and shared that love with his children by exploring national parks with them via a pop up camper and a Coleman stove. Hunting was another passion he enjoyed, yet never hunted for the sport of it alone. The wildlife he hunted became food for his family, not to be wasted. While raising his children, he chose to explore more about the Catholic faith and converted to Catholicism. He loved the church and took great comfort in receiving the body of Christ each week. In 1998 he married Martha Wyse, the love of his life. They shared adventures together such as cruises to Alaska, trips to Hawaii, Ireland and many other exciting destinations. One of their favorite things to do was visiting Branson around Christmas, to experience the lights and holiday activities. They also shared their love of Christ by participating in each other’s churches and becoming part of two faith communities, Annunciation Catholic Church and Northern Hills Baptist Church. He also became a beloved member of Martha’s family, her children and their children. Jim is survived by his wife, Martha Hayes Brother- John Hayes Jim’s Kids Holly (Hal) Bentley- Kansas City (3 grandchildren) Kristie Lawson - Kearney (2 grandchildren 3 great grandchildren) Brad (Nicole) Hayes - Bayport, MN (5 grandchildren) Martha’s kids Linda (Jim) Coleman - (3 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren) Larry (Lisa) Wyse - (2 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren) Mark (Tammy) Wyse - (3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren) Brenda (Bill) Cunningham - (5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren) Jim was preceded in death by his beloved son, Brice Hayes and his mother and father, Madelon and Arthur Hayes.
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