June 12, 2024

Don Neil Shay  
Age: 73
Died: October 12, 2015 at his home in Dighton
Born: February 8, 1942 in Dighton
Parents: Floyd Hogan & Pluma Mae (Sawyer) Shay
Marriage: To Sherrill Lynn Schmeid on August 16, 1967 in Healy

Memberships: First Christian Church in Dighton

Don grew up in Dighton and attended school there. He farmed his own ground until its sale in 1970, but continued to work for area farmers until 1976. He also pushed high moisture corn for DKS Dozing Service. Don worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Lane County Road Department for 30 years, retiring in 2007. In his spare time he enjoyed watching baseball, football and playing cards each evening with his wife. He spent much time in his shop repairing old things and making new. Don wasn’t afraid of hard work and enjoyed visiting with his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son, Christopher Lynn Shay, 1 brother, Edwin Shay and 1 sister, Helen Hemel.

Survivors: Wife Sherrill L. Shay Dighton
2 Daughters LaChalle Shay Wichita
Lee Martin Wichita
3 Grandchildren Brandon Buchanan Wichita
Nicole Buchanan Wichita
Truong Huynh Wichita
1 Great Grandson D.J. Buchanan

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015
Place: First Christian Church in Dighton
Officiating: Pastor Danny Parker
Burial: Dighton Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Don Neil Shay Memorial Fund in care of Boomhower Funeral Home of Dighton
Calling Hours: 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Boomhower Funeral Home of Dighton

Condolences May Be Sent To: www.garnandfuneralhomes .com

Arrangements By: Boomhower Funeral Home
Box 891
Dighton, KS 67839