Russell Edward Hay

October 21, 1956–June 17, 2018

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Joplin, MO — Russell Edward Hay, age 61, passed away at Promise Hospital, Overland Park, KS on June 17, 2018.

Russell is survived by sisters; Reatha Matejcek (Hay), and GeraLynn Smith, five nieces; Natalie Hamilton, Angela Hay, Gaylynn Hay, Jennifer Boyd (Matejcek), and Kimberly Matejcek and nephews; Vincent Hay, Brant Owens and Tevon Reed.   He is also survived by three great-nieces, and two great-nephews.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Irwin (2014); father, Harry W. Hay (1996) and a brother Gaylin R. Hay (2017).

Russell loved to garden and was an avid deer hunter.  Before becoming disabled in 1993, he worked as a landscaper.  He leaves behind several friends and will be greatly missed. Private services will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

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