The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

December 4, 2012

Allen 'Gene' Hayden

Published 12-4-12

ENID, Okla. — Allen E. “Gene” Hayden, age 82, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at Enid Senior Care. He was born May 9, 1930, in Osawatomie, KS, to Rachel Inez Graves Hayden and William Wallace Hayden.

He graduated from Osawatomie High School in May of 1950, and then married Rita Faye Cortner on September 5, 1950. To this union, four children were born: Jeff, Cathy, Mark and Elaine.  

He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a switchman and brakeman. He then went to work for Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Co. until he became an independent agent and retired in the 1980s. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, golfing, being on the computer, telling stories and jokes, spending time with his family and friends and making everyone crack up with his wonderful sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 10 brothers and sisters; a daughter, Elaine Marie Hoeltzel; and a granddaughter, Laura Dawn Hoeltzel.

He is survived by his wife, Rita, of 62 years; a son, Jeff and wife Paula Hayden of Albuquerque, NM; a daughter, Cathy Wright and husband Elmer of Butler, MO; and a son, Mark and wife Deborah Hayden of Bella Vista, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS. Burial will follow in the Osawatomie Cemetery under the direction of Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home.

(Submitted by family)

 

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • Maurita L. Daniels

    A service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life for Maurita L. Daniels, 84, of Enid, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at  Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home with Revs. Jim Edmison and Gary Miller officiating.

    July 28, 2014

  • Thelma “Cookie” Tibbetts-Reeves

    Service pending with Redinger Funeral Home in Seiling.

    July 28, 2014

  • Mrs. Margaret E. Bixler

    Service pending with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

  • Glycene Bohn Glycene D. Bohn

    Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life for Glycene D. Bohn, 87, of Enid, will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Kuschel officiating.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howard Poplin Howard W. Poplin

    Celebration of life service for Howard W. Poplin, 86, Enid, will be held at a later date in Calvary Chapel, with Pastor Matthew Thoms officiating.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Maurita L. Daniels

    Service pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

    July 26, 2014

  • Delmar Lee Yandell

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    July 26, 2014

  • Carl Ford Jr.

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jerry Dewayne Cole

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jerry Mitchell Elliott

    Service pending with Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors.

    July 26, 2014