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Clair A. Dome

February 15, 2018

     Clair A. Dome, age 82, of Hays, Kansas died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays. He was born August 13, 1935, on the farm at Pfeifer, Kansas to Anton and Florine (Sander) Dome.  He married Anneliese “Lisa” Malone on May 2, 1968, at LaCrosse, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on April 10, 2000.

He worked at the Hays Daily News for 30 years as a press operator and retired in 1998.  He was a 1953 graduate of St. Joseph Military Academy and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He worked a few years at Quality Cleaners and Fort Hays State University. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, American Legion, Fraternal order of Eagles. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, yard work, golfing, computer games, playing cards and trips to Las Vegas.

Survivors include his companion, Deborah “Deb” Huser-Allen, of the home; four-step sons, Mike Malone and wife, Susie, Topeka, KS; Bob Malone, Independence, MO; Steve Malone and wife, Erin, Lawrence, KS, Bill Malone and wife, Unhung, Norman, OK; two- step daughters, Ashley Allen and Nick Schmelzle, Hays, KS; Sharity Allen, Hays, KS; four sisters, Betty Desaire and husband, Larry “Joe”, Olathe, KS; Sharon Walters and husband, Vern, Lenexa, KS; Lucy Straily, Manhattan, KS; Christine “Chris” Kinsman and husband, Mike; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; seven nephew, a six nieces and his dog, Bella Marie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, and one sister, Rosalie Altman.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 19, 2018, with military honors by the Hays Veterans of Foreign Wars, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.  A private family inurnment will be at a later date. 

A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. Sunday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday and from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays.

Memorials are suggested to the Dome Family. 

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