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Harold John Nye

April 11, 1941 — April 26, 2023

Harold John Nye

Harold John Nye passed away in the early morning of April 26th, 2023. He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on April 11th, 1941, to Harold John and Dorothy Brown Nye and lived and worked in Kansas for the entire 82 years of his life. He completed high school at Leavenworth high school, then attended and graduated with a BA from Pittsburg State University. He later completed his MPA at the University of Kansas. His life work was with the State of Kansas. He retired as Warden of the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his son and daughter-in-law, William and Christa Nye and grandson Samuel, as well as his brother, Herb Nye. He was preceded by his sister Ruth Bickley as well as his parents.

Graveside services will be held at Mount Muncie Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS on June 30, 2023, at 2 PM. He was a 6th generation Mason and was also a previous chairman of the Kansas Lottery Commission.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to DSNWK in care of the Mortuary. Services in care of Keithley Funeral Homes – Brock’s Chapel, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.

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