Stanley James “Stan” Werth, 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 20, 1962, in Hays to Frank and Rosie (Pfannenstiel) Werth. He was a 1981 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School.

He married Rochelle Einsel. He was a successful business man and was owner/operator of Werth Heating Plumbing and Air Conditioning. He was a U.S. Kansas Army National Guard veteran.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing in Alaska and boating and spending time at Wilson Lake with friends and family. He also enjoyed his work, helping others and enriching the community.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Sabrina Werth and Hannah Werth, both of the home, his parents, Hays; his mother-in-law, Carol Einsel, Hays; a brother, Keith Werth and wife, Coleen, Hays; three sisters, Brenda Benoit and husband, Tim, Damar, Glenda Leiker and husband, Rick, Sylvan Grove and Chris Werth and husband, Phil Younie, Hays; a sister-in-law, Roxy Einsel, Hays; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday, both at the church.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., both at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Elementary School or Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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