Richard A. "Dick" Yost

Richard A. “Dick” Yost, 75, Hays, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

He was born Jan. 17, 1945, in Russell to Alois “Lum” and Florence (Jacobs) Yost. He grew up in Gorham area and attended Fairport Grade School in Fairport. He was a 1963 graduate of Gorham High School and attended Fort Hays State College and was on their football team.

He was the father of four children when he married Joanne (Hill) on Sept. 3, 1982, in Hays and they raised their seven children. He was employed in the oil field in Russell county and Santa Maria, Calif. for several year. He then became a Trooper for the Kansas Highway Patrol for 12 years. After 19 years as a Loss Control Agent for Insurance Planning of Hays, he retired in 2010. He assisted his wife on international tours for Hays Travel for 27 years and traveled to all seven continents and many countries.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, served on St. Joseph Parish Council, a member of Hays Rotary Club and board member of The Gorham State Bank.

He was an avid golfer, Chiefs fan, and enjoyed his children and grandchildren's sporting activities.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Jeff Yost, Shawnee and Greg Yost and wife, Candace, Hays; four daughters, Niki Rohr and husband, Scott, Gardner, Debbie Trevett, Wichita, Kimberly Crough, Salina, and Jodi Steltz, Hays; two brothers, Jack Yost and wife, Gina, Russell and Chuck Yost and wife, Terri, Gorham; a sister, Marcia Blundon and husband, Glen, Russell; a sister-in-law, Mary Herwehe, Muncie, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Tucker Trevett, Kristonna Spearow (Jon), Konner Kramer, Meghan Moland (Andrew), Braden Dreiling (Ashley), Savannah Yost, Kassidi Yost, Shyanne Yost, Chandler Yost, Dakota Yost, Bryson Rohr, Preston Rohr, Jaden Rohr; and two great- grandchildren, Logan and Kendall Moland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bradley Evan Yost; and a brother, Doug Yost.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Mass will be live streamed on, Marcia Yost Blundon FACEBOOK PAGE, for the public to view.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, in care of the mortuary.

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Published on August 17, 2020