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.