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Joan Dechant

May 6, 2019

Joan Dechant, age 67 of Hays, Kansas passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at her home in Hays. She was born February 14, 1952 in Bison, Kansas to Joseph J. and Caroline (Hammerschmidt) Kisner. On May 4, 1974 she married Lawrence Dechant in Pfeifer, Kansas.

Joan worked at the Hays Pathology Lab and did medical transcription for Hays Medical Center, Dr.  A. Christine Kelly and numerous other medical offices. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence of Hays; two sons, Jesse Dechant and Joshua (Alyssa) Dechant all of Hays; two sisters, Caroline Perrer of Mississippi and Kay Kisner of Wichita; one granddaughter, Marley Dechant of Hays as well as another granddaughter expected in September 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold “Hank” Kisner.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Pfeifer, Kansas.

Visitation will be Wednesday 4 PM – 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM – 9:30 AM all at Brock’s Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

A combined parish vigil and rosary service will be Wednesday at 6:30 PM at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Styles Dance Centre Scholarship Fund.

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