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James Thayer

March 22, 2021


James (Jim) Henry Thayer, age 58, of Hays, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at his residence. He was born on September 29, 1962 in Wichita, Kansas to Earl and Jacqueline (Idleman) Thayer. He married Cynthia Wilder on January 23, 1982 in Hays.

James was a computer technician by trade, he enjoyed fishing, songwriting a self-taught piano player and was known to have a great sense of humor.

James is survived by his wife, Cynthia of Hays; son, Phillip Thayer (partner Nathan Davis) of Hays; a daughter Heather Thayer (Kirk Werth) of Hays; his brother Frederick Thayer of Hays; his sister Debbie Ford of Hays; three nephews Kenneth Walton, Darin Sheffer and Andrew Thayer; one niece Kellie (Steven) Olson as well as two grandchildren, Kassii Werth and Chase Werth.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be announced at a late date. 

Memorials are suggested to Cancer Council of Ellis County. Donations made payable to the organization may be sent in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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Hays, Kansas 67601

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