The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Obituaries

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)

 

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