Stephan R. “Steve” Barnes, 60, Hays, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 21, 1958, in Hays to Tom R. and Mary C. “Cathy” (Werth) Barnes. He graduated from Hays High School and attended Fort Hays State University.

He married Kim S. McNeal on April 28, 1990, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. They celebrated over 28 years of marriage. He worked for the City of Hays as the sexton for Mount Allen Cemetery and Fort Hays Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

He enjoyed playing guitar, treated people well, and was always smiling and had the right thing to say. He always put his family first, was very hard working, and was a loving husband, daddy, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays, two sons; Jeseph Scott “Jesse” Barnes and John Paul Barnes, both of Hays; three daughters, Hayley Dawn Barnes, Brandi Marie Barnes, and Bailey Nicole Barnes, all of Hays; four brothers, John Barnes and wife, Mary, Hays, Howard Barnes and wife, Lucy, Yocemento, Tom Barnes II and wife, Lori, Topeka, and Wilfred “Willie” Barnes Hays; three sisters, Tamera Lang and husband, Wayne, Hays, Glenda Grosnick, Ocala, Fla., and Ronda Hall and husband, Ron, Enid, Okla.; an adopted brother, Tyron Barnes, Sarasota, Fla.; three granddaughters, Jacey, Bentley, and Peyton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A combined vigilrosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Council of Ellis County in care of the funeral home.

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