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Doug Stites

November 6, 2021


Martin Douglas Stites, (Doug to all who knew him) passed away on Saturday, November 6th, 2021. 

Doug was born on March 30, 1948 in Hays, Kansas to Lawrence and Hortense (Tiny) Stites. He graduated from Hill City High School then attended Fort Hays State University until he was called to serve his country in Vietnam where he was stationed at Nha Trang from 1969-1970. In 1976, he became a founding Broker of Farmland Auction and Realty in Hays, KS. 

Doug enjoyed many hobbies such as golf, fishing, and wood working.  One of his greatest joys was driving around town in his side-by-side visiting friends. Doug embraced the community. Not only did he enjoy meeting new people, but they became fast friends. He had a way of making all his friendships long lasting and meaningful. And for that, will truly be missed.

He is survived by his loving wife Becky of 53 years, children, Greg M. Stites (Kristina) and Heather A. Pfannenstiel (Andy Mergen), two grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his older brother Mark Stites (Theresa) and sister Trish Moore (Milt) along with several nieces and nephews. 

Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney, Kansas.

A celebration gathering will follow at the Ellis Knights of Columbus Hall from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Please  join the family celebrating Doug’s Life .

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project sent in care of Keithley Funeral Homes PO Box 86 Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at  Services in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637.


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Military Honors
November 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Kansas Veterans' Cemetery
403 south 13th street
WaKeeney, ks 67672

Gathering of Family and Friends
November 19, 2021

3:00 PM
Ellis K of C Hall
1013 Washington
Ellis, KS 67637

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