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Blake McGuire

Published on -11/21/2012, 10:45 AM

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Blake McGuire, age 61 of Garnett, KS, formerly of Hays, KS, passed away November 16, 2012, in Garnett. He was born on Aug. 10, 1951, in Hays, KS, to Inez McGuire and Jim McGuire. Blake graduated high school from Hays High in 1969, and college from Fort Hays State University in 1974 where he was a member the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He married Carol Staab on April 16, 1977, in Hays.

Blake loved spending time with his family and friends and looked forward to his Friday night dates with his bride. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and reading.

Blake will be remembered as a man of faith, love and integrity. He had a positive outlook on life. Blake always had a warm smile, hearty laugh, and a story to tell. He was the life of the party. He gave freely of his time and talents to the Garnett, KS, choir club and his community.

He led a full and active life of 61 years devoted to family and friends until God called him home. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Blake was preceded in death by his parents Inez and Jim McGuire.

Blake was survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Carol (Staab) McGuire, his dog Capone, and his daughter Molly (husband Craig) Gunter, and his four grandchildren Conrad Hawley, Kennedy Gunter, Channing Gunter, and Kash Gunter, all of Raymore, Missouri, his son Mitch (wife Teri) McGuire of Fort Collins, Colorado, and his sister Marilyn (husband Lee) Snider of Oakland, California.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. in Hays, KS at the First United Methodist Church located at 305 West Seventh Street, Hays, KS 67601 on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Arrangements in care of Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

In lieu of flowers and plants, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Jim McGuire Golf Scholarship. Mailed to Carol McGuire at 1312 Creekmoor Dr., Raymore, MO 64083.

The family will be honored to have you join them for a gathering at Gella's Diner located at 117 E. 11th, Hays, KS 67601, on Friday at 6 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.

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