Emery J. Meis , 73, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born June 29, 1946, in Hays to Joseph P. and Helen (Vonfeldt) Meis. He grew up in rural Ellis County and attended the Lost Canyon School and later received his diploma from Ellis County Schools and completed several art classes at Wichita State University and Fort Hays Sate University.

He worked in the oil fields and then moved back to Hays in the 1990s. He owned Emery’s Nursery & Landscaping and worked for Hays Greenhouse for a number of years.

He attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Campus Center, both of Hays. He has been a resident of Via Christi Village since 2014.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Meis-Rivas and Tony Nunez, Holcomb, and Judy Meis-Cole and Jon Haag, Dighton; two brothers, Leroy Meis, Victoria, and Kenny Meis and wife, Jeanie, Catharine; a sister, Edie Braun and husband, Wayne, Hays; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601; burial in St. Catherine Cemetery, Catharine.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, both at the mortuary.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to the Meis family in care of Mary Meis-Rivas.

Condolences can be sent via e-mail to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net or can be left at guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com