Matthew V. “Matt” Guffey, 44, Hays, died Friday, March 9, 2018, in rural Ellis County.

He was born Feb. 24, 1974, in Scott City to Richard and Deborah (Hartman) Guffey. He was a 1992 graduate of Hays High School.

He was a rig hand working for Murphin Oil Co. and currently with Discovery Drilling Co.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting knives. He enjoyed being an active father of Hunter, Maddy and Lona, enjoying all the activities the children participated in.

Survivors include his children, Hunter, Maddy and Lona Guffey, all of Ellis; his parents, Hays; a brother, Nathan Guffey, San Diego; a sister, Amy Jensen and husband, Mike, Hays; a niece, Elissa Jensen, Hays; a nephew, Ethan Jensen, Hays; and his grandmother, Helen Hartman, Hays.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Van Hartman; and grandparents, Vernon and Ruby Guffey.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hays.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

Memorials are suggested to Matt Guffey Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date with checks payable and in care of Deb Guffey.

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