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Darin Alan Stiles

December 10, 2017

Darin Alan Stiles, age 51, of Hays, Kansas, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, in rural Rush County. He was born May 28, 1966, in Larned, Kansas to Ronald Joy Stiles and Josephine (Harr).  He married Kelly A. (Gottschalk) on June 15, 1991, at Hays, Kansas.

He was a manager and supervisor of the convenience stores in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado for Gottschalk Enterprises.  He grew up in Great Bend, Kansas and was a 1984 graduate of Great Bend High School.  He worked in the oil fields from age 18 to age 25 then moved to Hays in 1991, and then went to work for his father-in-law.  Darin loved the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and making custom knives.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Stiles, of the home; one son, Derek Stiles and wife, Mireya, Hays, KS; one daughter, Kaley Stiles, Hays, KS; one granddaughter, Emmie Stiles; his father, Ronald Stiles, Kinsley, KS; his mother, Josephine Stiles, Great Bend, KS; one brother, Dustin Stiles, Great Bend, KS; one sister, Kim Mason, Hoisington, KS; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Sharon Gottschalk, Hays, KS; one sister-in-law, Kim Briney, Hays, KS.

He was preceded by his grandson, Eli Joy Stiles.

Services are 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 15, 2017, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, Hays, Kansas.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, Kansas.

Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.

The family suggest memorials to “Hays Big Creek Longbeards” in part of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
December 15, 2017

10:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
1805 Vine
Hays, KS. 67601

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