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L. Shane Brady

Published on -1/2/2013, 9:29 AM

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L. Shane Brady, 72, Hays, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Denver. He was raised on a family dairy and dryland wheat farm in north-central Colorado. He graduated from Brighton High School.

His business career spanned many roles and entities, including American National Bank and Pet Milk in Denver, and dairy farming in Johnstown, Colo. When he moved to Kansas, he changed roles one last time to become owner and operator of three grain elevators in Edmond, Norton and Stuttgart for more than 30 years with his best friend, business partner, and wife of 48 years, Jane (O'Connor) Brady. Upon retiring from the grain business, they moved to Hays where he worked at Orscheln Farm and Home for nearly 10 years until the time of his death.

He was a U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran.

He was mayor of Edmond and a board member, director and trustee for many business, industry and community groups including the Kansas and National Grain and Feed Associations, Rural Telephone Association, and Norton County Hospital.

He was an avid reader and cruciverbalist and enjoyed western movies. His personal ethic of "do things right" shone through in his dedication to his family and friends, his job and other endeavors. He demonstrated charity and concern for others by his actions.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Matthew and wife, Meili, Olathe; a sister, Dorothy (Brady) Struck and husband, James, Brighton, Colo.; three granddaughters, Maura, Michael Jane and Meriel, all of Olathe; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Lucille (Kallsen) Brady; and two brothers, Sidney and Eldon "Bud" Brady.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Comeau Catholic Campus Center, Hays; military honors by the Hays American Legion will follow.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday, both at the Catholic Campus Center.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the center.

Memorials are suggested to Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home, P.O. Box 132, Hays, KS 67601, the Salina Diocesan Seminarians, or to simply find something that needs doing and make sure it is done right.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.

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