Dolores A. Gardner, 87, Hays, formerly of Mojave, Calif., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

She was born May 25, 1930, to John Chaney and Thelma Haberly Cheney.


She married John Gardner.

She was an avid reader and visited the Hays Public Library weekly. She volunteered at Hays Medical Center and enjoyed sewing and making newborn caps and blankets.

Survivors include three daughters, Debby Wyatt, Apple Valley Calif., Melisa Bolen, Haysville, and Melanie Gardner, Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Wilma (Helmut) Schmeller, Manhattan; and a brother, John Chaney and wife, Hazel, Wichita.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence.

Family will greet visitors from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory.