Hayden Keith Smith

Hayden K. Smith passed peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

He was born in Osage County, Kansas April 28, 1928, the son of Virgil and Florence Smith. He was raised on a farm near Overbrook with twelve brothers and sisters. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he lived near Richland, Kansas where he enjoyed his lifetime passion of farming.

Hayden was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Richland American Legion.

He married Alberta Houk on December 15, 1951 in Topeka, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Gary (Marsha) Smith, a son Randy (Debbie) Smith, a daughter Jill (Greg) Brungardt, all of Berryton, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and sister Alice (Jerry) Schneider of Plano, Texas.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be determined.

The family states you may make a donation to Elara Caring Hospice, Overbrook American Legion, or Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust in Hayden’s name sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Judi Allen Prestridge...

Dear Alberta & family,
I was so sorry to learn of Hayden’s passing. I know you will all miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Wanda Petefish Lawson...

Alberta, sorry to hear of Hayden’s passing. My prayers are with you.

From Lloyd Huyett...

Saw the notice in Sunday paper. I remember Hayden and the other boys playing ball at the last day of school at Howard. Always good to see him at other events through the years. Most often at a Memorial Service. Sorry for your loss. God Bless.

From Mike Simmons Past District Commenbder of the American Legion...

Thank you for your service to our Nation. Serving your country is truly one of the greatest gifts you can give to your family, your friends and your NATION. May God bless you, your family & friends.

From Richard & Terie Jolly & Family...

To the Smith Family,

Sorry for your loss.

From Clarion springs ema...

Sending prayers of peace and strength to heal broken hearts.

From Susan Harrison...

Gary and family, So very sorry to hear Hayden passed away. He was a very nice person and will be missed . Wishing your family peace during this sad and difficult time.

From Darleen Bernhardt...

Alberta:
I am very sorry to read of the passing of Hayden. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

From Kathy and Bob Steele...

Prayers for your Family. Hayden was a great guy. He will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy.

From Marion Musick...

A real gentleman, may you rest in peace. God Bless.

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