Paul D. LaRue, 81, Hays, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Hays Good Samaritan Society.

He was born March 22, 1934, in Hays to Elmer and Luretta (Hixson) LaRue. He was a 1952 graduate of Hays High School.

He married Audrey Nulton on July 12, 1953, in Hays. He was an electric service lineman for Midwest Energy until his retirement.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and was a deacon in the church for many years. He was a member of IBEW–Unit 12 from 1959 until present and was president of the union for 31 years. He was a volunteer at the Community Assistance Center and they helped deliver Meals on Wheels.

He was an avid bowler, fisherman and enjoyed walking and working in his yard and shop.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, of the home in Hays; a son, Doug LaRue and wife, Shelly, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Becky Finn and husband, Randy, Ulysses, and Cindy Wells and husband, Jeff, Junction City; a brother, Dwight LaRue, Benicia, Calif.; a sister, Sharon Walker, Augusta; six grandchildren, Ismail Bouziane, Chad LaRue, Jeremy LaRue and wife, Kendra, Matthew Wells and wife, Melissa, Molly Wells, and Tanner LaRue and wife, Jen; a great- granddaughter, Autumn LaRue; a daughter-in-law, Lois LaRue, Hays; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David LaRue; two sisters, Marguarite Sandelin and Shirley Esslinger; and a sister-in-law, Corki LaRue.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Hays; inurnment will follow in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Hays Medical Center, or Hays Good Samaritan Society, in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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