Jerry Lee Inman, 85, Hays, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in St. Joseph, Mo., to William Arthur and Daisy Marie (Stoffer) Inman.

He married Clara B. Leaverton on Nov. 25, 1950, in St. Joseph. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad and Leaverton Auto Parts in St. Joseph before relocating to Hays in 1964. They purchased Hays Auto Parts Inc. in 1964 and operated it until they sold the business in 2008.

He was a 50-year member of the Isis Shriners.

In 1999, he suffered a severe stroke that left him permanently disabled and unable to speak. Even with his disability he kept a great personality and enjoyed people and people enjoyed him.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Debra K. Schumacher and husband, Tom, Hays and Sherry L. Gottschalk and husband, Jim, Norman, Okla.; four grandsons, Chris Schumacher and wife, Dana and Chandler Schumacher and wife, Jackie, all of Hays, Scott Hertel and wife, Angela, Frisco, Texas and Ryan Gottschalk and wife, Anne, Norman; and eight great- grandchildren, Gavin and Griffin Schumacher, Giana and Mia Schumacher, Kenzie and Brinklee Hertel and Grace and Jake Gottschalk.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Wayne and Dale Inman.

Services were Monday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; cremation followed services with private family inurnment in Mount Allen Cemetery, Hays.

Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children ( in care of the funeral chapel.

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