Edward Lee Hayden, a resident of Chapman, KS, passed away at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, KS on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 86.
Ed was born July 30, 1926 at rural Cloud County, KS. His parents were Ernest Clark and Ida Mae Lidig Hayden. He attended Countryside Grade School, and graduated from Concordia High School with the Class of 1944.
He worked for Proctor and Gamble in Kansas City for a short time until he enlisted in the U. S. Navy in July of 1944. While serving in the U. S. Navy, he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Metal, American Campaign Metal, American Defense Victory Metal W. W. II, and One Bronze Star for the Okinawa Operation. He was discharged on July 11, 1947; afterwards he attended Kansas University for one year, and he graduated from the Universal Plumbing and Heating School in Kansas City.
He was married to Audrey Irene Houghton at the Methodist Church in Jamestown, KS on June 12, 1949. They moved to their farm in Cloud County, and after a few years they moved to Chapman, KS. He worked for the Ehrsam Company in Enterprise, KS, and after more than 36 years, he retired. He was a member of the Chapman United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Chapman V.F.W., and the Chapman American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Audrey of their home in Chapman, KS; two sons: Ted Lee Hayden of rural Chapman, KS, and Murray Kent Hayden of Chapman, KS; two daughters: Susan Annette Hayden of Washington, D.C. and Lisa Diane Hayden Streeton of rural Chapman, KS; one sister Irene Browning of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren: Tawny Avery, Stone, Pierce, and Chance Hayden, and Steel Streeton. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Ida Hayden, one sister Evelyn Wiley, four brothers: Richard Hayden, Marvin Hayden, Clark Hayden, and Edward Hayden.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapman United Methodist Church in Chapman, KS Friday morning, May 31, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. Rev. Kenneth Trickle, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 18th. and Republican, Concordia, KS at 2:00 P.M. Friday afternoon.
The family will receive friends at the Chapman United Methodist Church Thursday evening, May 30, from 6:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. The Londeen Funeral Chapel will be open for visitation Thursday afternoon from 1:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.
Memorials may be given to the Chapman United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Edward Lee Hayden)