Gary Paul Werth, 72, Hays, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 15, 1947, in Hays to Paul and Emmerentia (Haselhorst) Werth. He was a 1965 graduate of Schoenchen High School.

He married Lisa Harvey on Feb. 19, 1989, in Wichita. They celebrated 30 years of marriage. He was a retired carpenter for Haselhorst Construction. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the USS Providence during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed fishing, watching Western movies, family gatherings, walking by the Smoky River, sitting on his porch enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his grandson, Brody, who was his pride and joy.

Survivors include his wife, of the home in Hays; a son, Travis Werth and wife, Christy , Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters Kye Werth, Hays, and, Kim Sallens, Nebraska; four brothers, Arlen Werth and wife, Gay, Great Bend, Ivan Werth and wife, Shirley, Hays, Wayne Werth and companion, Mary, Hutchinson, and Alton Werth and wife, Terri, Pittsburg, Texas; five sisters, Marilyn Leiker and husband, Alex, Hays, Donna Jacobs and husband, Rob, McCook, Neb., Carolyn Windholz and husband, Wayne, Victoria, Joan Rogers, Tyler, Texas, and Ellen Montgomery and husband, Tom, Hays; a sister-in-law, Irene Werth, Kanopolis; a grandson, Brody Paul Hines, Hays; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Dr. Elaine and Bernard Harvey; a daughter, Misty Werth; a brother, Firman Werth; and two brothers-in-law, Norman Klaus and Jerry Rogers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Schoenchen; burial in St. Anthony Cemetery military honors by Hays VFW Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family wishes.

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