Charles Sterling "Bud" Hayner, 83, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at John Knox Care Center in Lee's Summit.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Kansas City. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Scholarship Fund at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Park Lawn Funeral Home in Kansas City.
Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Marshall, he was the son of the late John Jacob and Emma Josephine Reider Hayner. On Feb. 25, 1972, he married Mabel Crowder Phillips, who survives of Lee's Summit. He attended grade school and high school in Marshall and was employed at the International Shoe Company before entering the military in 1942. He served in Harry Truman's 35th Infantry Division, 219th Field Artillery, entering Normandy on Omaha Beach. He was a field lineman in communications. He participated in the "Battle of the Bulge" and received the Purple Heart for injuries he received there. He was also awarded five Bronze Battle Stars, the Rifleman's Badge and the Good Conduct Medal while in service. He worked with his brother and father at Hayner Dairy near Marshall after returning from military service. He later entered the life insurance business, owning his own company in Marshall at one time. After marrying, he relocated to Kansas City, where he continued in the insurance business. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and Raytown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4242.
Additional survivors include one sister, Catherine "Sue" O'dell; two stepgrandsons, Ryan Kenagy and wife Amy of Warrensburg and Robert Kenagy and wife Jennifer of Holt; two stepgreat-grandsons, Slade and Colton Kenagy, both of Warrensburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Frank Edwin Hayner; two brothers, Edward and Sidney Hayner; and one stepdaughter, Emily Phillips Kenagy.
Additional information provided per family recompense.