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 Ronald Lee Jay

Ronald Lee Jay

Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Death 7 Mar 2010 (aged 75)
Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Burial Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 49447329 · View Source
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Published Mar. 8, 2010 - Humboldt, KS

Ronald L. Jay, 75, Humboldt, Kansas, passed on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kansas.

Ronald was born in Humboldt, Kansas on September 16, 1934, the son of Roy C. and Amy E. (Snell) Jay.

He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952, and attended Junior College on the G.I. bill.

He served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958.

He worked as a Draftsman for Monarch Cement Company for 38 years until his retirement.

Ronald was united in marriage to Dora York on September 3, 1954 in Chanute, Kansas. She preceded him in death on October 11, 2003.

He married Rosemarie Vernon on April 19, 2008. She survives of the home.

He was a devoted husband and father. After Ronald's retirement, together they took in 16 foster children over a 10 year period.

He loved woodworking and building toys.

Along with his wife Rosemarie, he is survived by three sons, Michael Dean Jay of Humboldt, KS, David Earl Jay of Nashville, TN, and John Allen Jay of Independence, MO; three grandchildren, Andrea Gough of Thayer, KS, Joshua and Justin Jay, both of Humboldt, KS; step-children, Adrienne Smith of Chanute, KS, Jennifer Wofford of Wichita, KS, Michael Vernon of Orlando, FL, Paul Vernon of Iola, KS, and Phillip Vernon of Pittsburg, KS; two great-grandchildren Ethan and Brayden; a niece, Donna Herlacher of Colorado, and a nephew, Rick Herlacher of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Dora; and two infant children.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside inurnment will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Mt.Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, Kansas.

Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, and may be left with the funeral home.

Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Maintained by: David Earl Jay
  • Originally Created by: TiogaRose
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49447329
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Lee Jay (16 Sep 1934–7 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49447329, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by David Earl Jay (contributor 48082615) .